Neighbors may shop in the Choice Food Pantry and receive seven days of food. Residents living in zip codes 43201, 43202, 43210 and 43211 are eligible to receive food assistance one time each month. Other Franklin County residents are eligible to receive food once each year.
To visit the Choice Food Pantry, neighbors must bring:
The Children’s Clothing Room distributes gently-used clothing to children and adults. Residents of Franklin County may visit the clothing room one time each month. Clothing hours are Wednesday & Thursday from
10:00 am- 1:00pm.
When visiting the Children's Clothing Room, parents and guardians must bring proof of address (a lease; a mortgage; or a current water, gas, or electric bill) and photo identification to verify their eligibility. Additionally, identification (a medical card or a birth certificate) for each child in the home is required.
NSI became an AARP Tax-Aide site in 2010. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service to answer the tax questions commonly asked by low- and moderate-income taxpayers and to help them prepare their taxes. We do not offer any cash assistance in any of our programs.
Neighborhood Services, Inc. collects and distributes backpacks, writing utensils, paper, calculators, pens, and other essentials that kids need for a productive school year to children in grades K-12.This program is available to residents living in zip codes 43201, 43202, 43210 and 43211.
The Benefit Bank helps neighbors research and apply for publicly-funded benefit programs such as food stamps, child care subsidies, medical benefits, and home energy assistance. Participants work with a trained Benefit Bank volunteer who works closely with a case manager from the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services to ensure that applications are expedited. Our Benefit Bank site operates on an appointment-only basis. Call (614) 297-0592 to schedule as appointment. We do not offer any cash assistance in our programs.
Through the generosity of many donors, Project Kringle provides toys and winter clothing to infants and children up to age 12. In 2013, NSI's Project Kringle program helped distribute toys to over 500 children who would not have received gifts during the holidays. This program is available to residents living in zip codes 43201, 43202, 43210, and 43211. Please contact the office at 614-297-0592 if you are interested in adopting a family or donating toys.
Holiday Food Boxes, which include a complete holiday meal, are available during Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas to families living in our service area and who register in advance. Holiday Food Boxes give families the opportunity to celebrate holidays with a quality meal that they otherwise would not be able to enjoy with loved ones. The Holiday Food Box program is available to residents living in zip codes 43201,43202, 43210 and 43211.