Epworth Church offers fresh produce, and non-perishable items to food-insecure households throughout the community. We partner with the Mid Ohio Foodbank and other friends of the church who donate resources. Monetary donations are always welcome, and can be made through the “Supporting Epworth” page.
Every Thursday and Friday, Epworth provides a free “mobile food market” to our neighbors in need. This is a non-contact process, following current safety guidelines for the COVID-19 virus. Once food orders are received on Wednesdays or Thursdays, we pack and deliver the orders to your doorstep the following day.
This ministry operates within the boundaries of Dublin-Granville Rd. on the north, Oakland Park Ave. to the south, Cleveland Ave. on the east, and I-71 to the west. Current income levels for our produce markets apply for this ministry as well. However, if people are hungry, we give them food! Click the Product Market Chart link on this page for specific eligibility levels.
If you are in need of food, please contact the church at 614.885.8015. A volunteer will contact you to schedule a food delivery.
Epworth, in partnership with the Mid Ohio Food Collective, offers free produce markets to the community from April through October. The markets occur on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month. Each one is a drive-thru market. Simply stay in your vehicle and our volunteers will place the food items in your trunk or backseat, whichever you prefer. Please ensure these areas are clear. Folks without transportation may participate, too, but still must register in the south lot.
Registration for each market begins at 1:00 p.m. in Epworth’s south parking lot. Use the Karl Rd. entrance. Bring an official photo ID with you. Each market opens about 2 p.m. and lasts until 4:30 p.m. or earlier if all food items are gone.
Households are eligible to participate in these markets when they earn no more than 230% of the federal poverty level. Click the Product Market Chart link on this page for specifics. Check here monthly for any updates.
During 2020, Epworth distributed 26 tons of produce during 5 markets. More than 3,200 people were served during that time.