Why HEART Food Pantry?

Hunger is sometimes hidden.

Recently we heard of a family where jobs had been lost and things were tough. They had a nice house and cars. You couldn’t see their need– they kept it hidden from those around them. No Christmas, little food, no insurance, struggling to hold on until things turn around—that’s where they are living. Food support makes a difference in tough times like these.

There are more than 50,000 people living in the HEART Food Pantry service area. Of that number:

  • 15,000 – 20,000 live within the Federal Poverty level
  • Many are children
  • 50% of Reynoldsburg School District students are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch

Both SECOND HARVEST and the MID-OHIO FOOD BANK identify our target area as under-served. While HEART Food Pantry relies on church and community support for funding and for volunteers, we encourage churches and groups to continue to also support the other operating food pantries.