Central Ohio is home to numerous organizations that exist to assist our neighbors throughout the region when they need it most. We hope you will find this list helpful if you are in need of additional help or resources. If you live in the NAPLS District and would like to arrange NAFP grocery delivery or a food pantry visit, please click here.

Hands On Central Ohio

Hands On Central Ohio provides access to programs and services available at a range of nonprofit, government and  healthcare organizations across Central Ohio. Their referral specialists, interactive resource map, online database and mobile apps help you find the smartest path to opportunity in Greater Columbus. 

Emergency Heating Assistance Energy Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating months. The program is implemented through the Community Action Agencies with outreach offices in every county. 

Furniture Bank of
Central Ohio

The Furniture Bank provides furniture to people in need in Central Ohio. 

WARM Westerville

In addition to a free food pantry, WARM provides compassionate, short-term assistance, educational services, employment services and spiritual support in order to encourage individuals to achieve a God-reliant, self-sufficient life while restoring dignity and hope.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. 

Methodist Free Store

The United Methodist Free Store provides clothing and household items to families in need in a hospitable atmosphere. 

English Language Classes

Free ESOL classes are offered through the Columbus Metropolitan Library system. Search ESOL on the Events page. The Westerville Library also offers a number of classes and resources.


Franklin county residents can call 2-1-1 to receive comprehensive and up-to-date information about thousands of local social, health and government services and resources for any challenge you may be facing.

Ohio Benefit Bank

The Ohio Benefit Bank is designed to make it simpler for Ohioans to connect with programs and resources that can make those decisions a little bit easier. This online service makes it easy to complete applications for programs like food assistance, child care assistance, health coverage, and much more.

Gahanna Residents in Need

GRIN is a community-wide, faith-based organization committed to helping the residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson school district in a time of need.  

Rent + Utility Assistance

A number of local non-profits are available to provide rent and utility assistance. Click here to learn more.