How to Help or Receive Assistance
Show your Love for Worthington and help the
Worthington Resource Pantry
The Worthington Community Relations Commission is relaunching its ❤️ LOVE Worthington Apparel sale! $5 from each sale goes to the Worthington Resource Pantry. No better time to show your community pride and support a critical service organization in our community! Order here:
Worthington Resource Pantry & COhatch Partnership
The Worthington Resource Pantry and COhatch have partnered to make grocery delivery service available to those in need! Using the Point app, there are now hundreds of volunteers ready to help pack and delivery groceries to the front porches in the Worthington area!
If you know of someone who is interested in this service, they can go to www.worthingtonresourcepantry.org and fill out the form on the homepage (or you can fill out the form for them). Volunteers from COhatch and Point are hard at work packing and distributing grocery kits, and will continue to do so every Thursday for as long as this drive-thru service is needed (and if it is successful, maybe beyond)!
Delivery volunteers will drop off groceries between 2:15pm -5pm at the front door of each home. To comply with social distancing orders, volunteers will ring the doorbell or knock, but they will not wait for someone to come to the door, nor are they permitted to come in the house.
Participating families will still need to meet the criteria of being at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and must live within one of the (8) eligible zip codes: 43085, 43235, 43229, 43016, 43065, 43081, 43240 and 43035.
Families still have the option to send a friend, family member, or neighbor to the pantry as their proxy to shop for them if they prefer to do that. Proxies just need to have a copy/photo of the ID of the person they are shopping for and a note that says the person can shop for them.
For more information visit the Worthington Resource Pantry website or call COhatch at 614-502-7000 (Laurie and Madison will answer!)
Worthington Parks & Rec Pen Pals
In this time of social distancing, our senior population can be the most isolated. We have partnered with Wesley Glen Retirement Community and Kemper House Central Ohio to create a connection between seniors and kids (or adults). WPRD Pen Pals will allow you to connect with a senior who would enjoy a letter, card or picture and would love to write you back. Use the addresses provided below and mark your envelope with "pen pals". Make sure to provide your return address so your pen pal can write you back. Let’s keep connected!
5155 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Kemper House Central Ohio
800 Proprietors Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Support Local Businesses
Experience Worthington is curating a full list of how local Worthington businesses are dealing with the current restrictions on gatherings, and there are lots of ways you can help from home!
Of course, buying gift cards from stores and restaurants now to use or gift at a later time is a great way, but you can also virtually support them as well.
More Ways you can Help
United Way of Central Ohio - Give to the Response Fund or Receive Assistance
Worthington Schools - Free Breakfast/Lunch Program
Find more information and resources
Worthington Libraries - Access the libraries from home
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce - Stay connected with these business resources.
I Am Boundless has an excellent reputation for providing mental health services to those in need. If anyone in Worthington would like to speak with a counselor during this extraordinary time, please call 1-800-409-2729.
Small Business Resources
Free Facebook advertising and more
The Small Business Association is working directly with Governor DeWine’s office to allow Ohio to be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster loans. Loans of up to $2 million will be available.
Ohio alcohol buyback for restaurant owners
Extension of unemployment benefits
This page will be updated daily as our community comes together during this critical time. If you have a social resource or program that you’d like included, please
email David McCorkle