South Side Community Ministries
The South Side Community Ministries Food Pantry operating dates and hours for the 1st quarter of 2015:

January 26 - 31, February 23 - 28, March 23 - 28

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturdays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday                  

The food pantry is located on the west side of St. Paul United Church of Christ located at:
225 East Gates Street
Columbus, OH 43206 
 
The food pantry phone number is:
(614) 444-1669

SSCM Food Pantry Website:

Monetary donations to the food pantry are accepted from the site. 
 
Give Through United Way
If you already give to the United Way through your employer, one of the most important things that you can do to help the SSCM Food Pantry, is to designate it as the recipient of your donations for the coming year.  On the form you fill out, there should be a line where you can designated to which charity you want your contribution directed.  Here is information you will need:
§  Non-profit, EIN number: 31-0923342
§  Official name: Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry
§  Address: 225 E. Gates St., Columbus, OH 43206
We started making this request of those who give to United Way through their employer two years ago and the response has been most helpful and appreciated.  From 2008 through 2013, the number of families seeking help from our Food Pantry has increased an average of 16.3% per year.  Last year we served 13,104 family members.  Food prices have increased as well.  So far, our fundraising activities, including employees directing their contributions to the SSCM Food Pantry through United Way, has helped to meet the needs of all those living with food insecurity who come to us.
 
You can also help by forwarding this email on to relatives, friends colleagues, etc.  Whoever you send it to multiplies the potential giving!
 
Thank you for considering this request.
 
Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry
225 E. Gates St., Columbus, OH 43206
“Helping those in need for over 30 years”
(You can help by clicking on the link below and giving – Thanks!
http://www.sscmfoodpantry.org/
  



Donations Needed
Always critical items:
Canned Fruit
Tuna
Chunk Style Soups
Boxed Dinners
Personal Care Items
Paper Goods
 
All Items Needed by Category:
Boxed/Dry Goods

Bisquick and/or baking mixes

corn meal

oatmeal

dry

beans - and a special request for pork 'n beans

pasta

rice

pancake

bread mixes

cereal

 

Meat  

canned meat

canned chili

canned stew

canned fish

canned meat

condensed soups

chunky soups

 

Fruits & Vegetables

canned vegetables

canned fruits

canned juices

instant potatoes

spaghetti sauce

 

Other

Peanut butter

 

Baby Food

 

Personal Care Items

toothpaste

toothbrushes

deodorant

shampoo

face soap

razors

personal hygiene products

diapers


Paper Goods

paper towels
toilet tissue