The Family Services efforts at the Clintonville-Beech-wold Community Resources Center focus on a range of programs and special efforts for local families and individuals. From its Choice Food Pantry to counseling to health services and more, the agency attempts to meet neighbors’ needs and help them on the road to sustainability. Nearly 8,000 unique individuals were helped by the agency in 2016 — 9 percent more than the year before! The CRC provided more than 450,000 meals last year.
The free produce giveaway has expanded tremendously and a regular pool of volunteers keeps the CRC pantry stocked with day-old baked goods donated by local shops.
Thanks to grants from The Columbus Foundation/Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Medical Mutual of Ohio, individual donors, and the work of students at The Ohio State University Department of Design and College of Education and Human Ecology (Dietetics), CRC is renovating our 14 W. Lakeview Family Services Building to better serve the community! Built in 1929 as the Clintonville Library, 14 W. Lakeview has been the home to CRC since 1981. Now one of three CRC buildings, 14 W. Lakeview houses Family Services & Choice Food Pantry. In 2017, CRC served from this small building nearly 500,000 meals to 2,680 unduplicated households in 66 ZIP codes in 14 Central Ohio counties.
Volunteers serve four weekly community meals from this building, too! (Sunday breakfast, Monday lunch, and Tuesday and Thursday dinners)
We will continue to host community meals (Monday lunch, Tuesday and Thursday dinners and Sunday breakfasts) at Lake view with increased space and the opportunity to utilize some equipment given to us by Children’s Hospital (i.e. steam table). The Lake view site also will continue to be available for community groups to host meetings here, free-of-charge.
Choice Food Pantry
Ohio Benefit Bank