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                Monday - Thursday                Wednesdays & Thursdays                       Monday - Friday
                10am - 1pm                                10am- 1pm                                            9am - 3pm


Welcome to Neighborhood Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Services, Inc. (NSI) was founded in 1965 by churches in the university district area in response to the growing needs of nearby neighbors. From humble beginnings, NSI has grown into one of the largest hunger assistance service providers in Columbus, Ohio.

NSI primarily serves working, low-income families and individuals, unemployed individuals and their families, and single heads of household with young, dependent children in the Columbus community.


Our offices are located in the Indianola Shopping Center on North 4th Street at 18th Avenue

Neighborhood Services Inc.
1950 N. Fourth Street
Suite E/J
Columbus, Ohio  43201

2014 Dishin for Hunger Recipes! Here they are two of the best recipes from our fun, yummy event!

Chef David Tetzloff's
Shrimp and Grits

Serves 4

1 oz canola oil                      2 oz spicy Andouille sausage          
4 oz country ham                 16 (21 - 25 count) shrimp
3 chopped roma tomatoes   1 chopped bunch of scallions
1 clove garlic, minced          1/4 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup clam juice              6 shots Tabasco sauce
2 oz butter                            1 tbsp creole seasoning  

Heat canola oil in pan, add sausage and ham, add shrimp, tomatoes and scallions, add seasonings, add juices, add butter. Use stone ground grits from Shagbark, follow cooking instructions. Put grits in bottom of bowl, add shrimp and enjoy! For more information about Chef Tetzloff and his wonderful food, please go to

Chef Mark’s Brown Rice and Bean Salad
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Enjoy this delicious and healthful salad as an entree or side dish with any meal. Substitute other fresh, seasonal vegetables or try different varieties of beans for a different salad every time! You can even add nuts or seeds for a crunchier texture (pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.)
1 cup dry brown rice
4 green onions, chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 ear of corn, husked and cut from the cob (or ½ cup frozen corn)
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit like golden raisins or cranberries)
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
1 ½ cups raisins
¾ cup lemon juice
1. Cook the rice according to package directions. When finished, spread the rice on a baking sheet and allow to cool.
2. While rice is cooking, make the dressing by soaking the raisins in 1 ½ cups boiling water for five minutes. Drain the raisins, saving the soaking water. Place the raisins, 1 cup soaking water, and lemon juice into a blender and process until liquefied.
3. Add the rice, onions, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, corn, beans, and cherries into a large bowl, and mix to combine.
4. Add the raisin-lemon dressing to the salad and mix thoroughly.
5. Add the parsley and mix one more time
6. Chill for about one hour prior to serving.
Chef Mark Zedella
The Duke of Fork


BBQ Time is Here!
           Please join us for our annual City BBQ fundraising event! 25% of your total bill will be given to NSI! 
                     Just print this flyer and take it with you on            Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 This is an all day event!
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our next produce market will be
Wednesday, November 19th
Neighborhood Services, Inc. is hosting several Produce markets this Fall and Winter!

Additional Produce Markets will be held on:
Wednesday, December 17th at 2pm