July 28, 2010

Chillicothe and Ross County Food Pantry

The Good Samaritan Network of Ross County

(updated July 20, 2010)

The Good Samaritan Network of Ross County is located at 133 E. 7th St. in Chillicothe.  (click for map)

Hours of operation:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Good Samaritan is run completely by volunteers.  More hands are always appreciated to help sort and stack food at the E. 7th St. facility.

What to Donate:  Your monetary gift is especially appreciated as it allows Good Samaritan to purchase food from the larger Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Columbus for pennies on the dollar, stretching your donation to the fullest.   Your tax deductible gift may be dropped off at the E. 7th St location or mailed to:  PO Box 1780, Chillicothe, OH 45601

Accepted Foods:
Canned foods (meat, vegetables, soup)
Boxed foods
Boxed cereal
Dry beans, pasta and rice
Produce from your garden
Eggs from your backyard chickens
Empty egg cartons

Where to get a referral to receive food:

The Salvation Army – 171 E. 4th St., Chillicothe 740-774-2760 (open M-F, 8:00 a.m. - Noon)
American Red Cross - First Capital District
The Assistance House – 11 W. 5th St., Chillicothe 740-774-3560
Ross County Health Department
Ross County Dept of Job and Family Services
VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH
Various area churches (will be added as information is available)

If you have more information to be included on this page, please leave a comment below with your contact information.

(This page is maintained by Marie Anne St. Jean as a source of information only as a courtesy to Ross County residents.  She is not affiliated in any way with the organizations listed herein).

Marie Anne is a retired Marine turned freelance writer residing in Ross County, OH.  She has pledged to donate a portion of her monthly freelance earnings to various charitable organizations in her area.   Reading her blog(s) and any of her works will help her to continue to honor that pledge.  You may read about her visit to Good Samaritan here.

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