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Retail Food Rescue Volunteer

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We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with picking up donations from retail stores in our area, and bringing those donations to our pantry. Volunteer will use their own car to pick up donations from a Kroger or Target once a week. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help, but cannot dedicate their entire day. Also, this opportunity is very socially distanced - donations are typically ready at the back door of the store and you are not required to enter the food pantry when you drop off. Please contact Lindsay Barber via email at for more details!

Donations vary in size and quantity. For most stores, a truck, SUV or other large vehicle is most appropriate. Volunteers with smaller cars are also welcome to make multiple trips, or to reach out and see if we have smaller pickups available (need varies). Volunteer should also be able to lift up to 40 lbs to load donations at the store. Once you arrive at NSI, just relax because we will unload for you!

Our greatest need for retail pickup volunteers are currently on Wednesdays and Fridays. We are also looking for 2 to 3 backup retail food rescue volunteers, those who do not wish to commit to a day of the week every week, but are willing to fill in occasionally when our regular volunteers cannot make their usual shift.

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1950 N 4TH ST STE J, COLUMBUS, OH 43201, US

Mission Statement

We feed the Columbus, Ohio community with kindness and respect. Since 1965, Neighborhood Services, Inc. has helped our neighbors to put healthy meals on tables.


Neighborhood Services, Inc. aims to temper the ill effects of poverty by providing food and material assistance to persons in need in the Columbus community. We partner with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, local grocers and organizations to stock our pantry, and offer a 5-day supply of food on each visit according to family size. Neighborhood Services, Inc. improves the quality of life in the Columbus community by compassionately and respectfully serving our neighbors in need. In 2018, 10,198 family visited our pantry for food assistance. In addition to food programs, we also distribute backpacks stuffed with school supplies in August, and Christmas toys for children up to 12 years old in December. Our addition food programs include: an Easter dinner package, a Thanksgiving dinner package, a monthly free produce market open to anyone in any Columbus zip code, and a monthly CSFP food box for senior citizens (60+).



We'll work with your schedule.


1950 N 4th StreetColumbus, OH 43201




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • One-three hour(s) once a week
  • Must be able to load donations into your car at the grocery store (up to 40lbs lifting). We will help you unload once you get here!

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