Family Services

Family Services focuses 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 meets 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! CRC provided more than 450,000 meals last year.

CRC Family Services and Choice Food Pantry

The CRC Family Services and Choice Food Pantry serves the Clintonville and surrounding communities through a choice food pantry, weekly produce distributions, community meals, access to Ohio Benefit Bank counselors, and other assistance. 

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), the CRC has completed renovations at our 14 W. Lakeview Family Services Building. 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.

If you'd like to volunteer at our choice food pantry or with produce distribution, please email We also would be glad to accept your monetary and in-kind donations. For more information, please click here.

We also welcome community groups who would like to host meetings or events at our newly renovated building. For more information, please email 

Choice Food Pantry Hours and Information

Clients may shop at the choice food pantry once a month and twice a week for produce. Please bring current proof of address. The Choice Food Pantry serves zip codes: 43202, 43210, 43214, 43220, 43221, 43235. All Franklin County zip codes are welcome for Produce distribution on Wednesdays.

CRC Food Pantry Hours

  • Food Donations :
  • 14 W. Lakeview Ave, Columbus, OH, 43202

Monday - Friday, Noon - 4:30pm

Community Meals

14 W Lakeview Avenue

  • Everyone is welcome. No proof of address required
  • Daily Sack Lunches available: Mon - Fri, 12 pm - 4 pm
  • *Temporarily Canceled Due to COVID-19 Precautions* Dinner: Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
  • *Temporarily Canceled Due to COVID-19 Precautions* Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 12 pm

Other Services

  • Ohio Benefit Bank On-Site: OBB connects you with Social Services programs such as SNAP, HEAP, and Medicare
  • Assistance closet for clothing and household items
  • Assistance with employment
  • Community Garden
  • Sack lunches available daily

If you have any questions, please call the CRC, 614-268-3539.