Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Neighborhood Services, Inc
Support for Neighborhood Services, Inc will help provide Thanksgiving food baskets to more than 500 neighbors this year.
Neighborhood Services, Inc (NSI) was founded in 1965 in response to increased homelessness and the growing need for food in the community. NSI strives to improve the quality of life in our community by compassionately and respectfully providing our neighbors with food and material assistance. One in eight Ohioans are food insecure; the pantry’s convenient, central location allows NSI to impact people in need from all over the city of Columbus. In 2020, it distributed over 760,000 meals to families from 64 different zip codes. Through food drives, volunteer activities, and its many partner organizations, NSI is able to serve and strengthen the community.
"Our world seems especially brutal these days. Many are suffering but there is something we can do about it. NSI provides food for those in need and does so with loving kindness. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to extend that kindness to families and loved ones by providing a special meal that all can enjoy."
—Randi Love, Board President
Oftentimes, families who use these services are unable to afford a celebratory meal during the holidays. Support for this Better Together project will help provide Thanksgiving food baskets to more than 500 neighbors this year. Baskets will include a Thanksgiving turkey, various side dishes, and fresh produce. NSI’s annual outreach effort, NSI Holidays, has already begun registration for the baskets. Help NSI bring light to the holiday season!
We are Better Together!
"Although people who use our services have limited resources, they are just like anyone else. They love their families and during the holidays want to celebrate with those they love by sharing a special meal and giving thanks together - like we all do. Unfortunately, from a financial perspective, it's often impossible for them to manage. Our Thanksgiving food basket distribution helps make this important sense of family, love for each other and thankfulness a reality."
—Cathy Schilling, Volunteer
Respond to the ill effects of poverty in central Ohio by providing food and material assistance to persons in need; strive to improve the quality of life in our community by compassionately and respectfully serving our neighbors.