Food insecurity is a preventable, but common barrier former foster youth face in college. If you are a student low on funds and in need of fresh and healthy food, check out the resources below.
OSU students with a valid BuckID can utilize Buckeye Food Alliance's pantry. The pantry is located at 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH, 43210. Current hours are listed below.
Monday 10 AM - 2 PM
Tuesday 4 PM - 8 PM
Wednesday 4 PM - 8 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 2 PM
Friday 11 AM - 3 PM
The Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State is a resource for students and community members. The market located at 400 Grove Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
provides free and fresh, shelf-stable food on a regular basis. Current hours are listed below.
Monday & Thursday: 11 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 4 PM – 8 PM
Semester break hours can vary. Click the market photo on the left for daily operation updates.
The All People's Fresh Market offers delicious, fresh produce to members, free of charge. You can become a member of the market by visiting them at 945 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206 during open hours and bringing a form of ID. Current hours are listed below.
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
If you do not live near campus and/or are experiencing transportation barriers, you can click here to find the pantry nearest you.
Click the banner above for more information about student eligibility for Ohio Food Benefits.