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FREE Christmas Gifts & Food in Columbus, Ohio

FREE Christmas Gifts & Food in Columbus, Ohio

Need FREE Christmas Toys & Food in Columbus, Ohio? Whether you live in Columbus or the surrounding area, we’ve found resources that can help your family with free Christmas gifts and food this holiday season!


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Get Free Christmas Gifts Columbus, Ohio

Canal Winchester Human Services offers an Adopt-A-Family program for low-income residents living in the Winchester or Bloom Carroll School District. This program gets families in need Christmas gifts, clothing, a pair of shoes, winter coats, food baskets, and toys by pairing them with community members willing to buy the items.


First Community Church offers an opportunity for low-income families to interview for their holiday assistance program. They select families to go on a shopping trip at Tri-Village Trading Post for free toys and gifts.

Fire Fighters For Kids holds a toy drive every year for low-income families living in Columbus, Ohio. This event’s open on Christmas morning.


GRIN Cahanna Residents In Need offers a Christmas Toy Program for families in need. You might also be able to get help with toys or other gifts for your kids.

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Nnemap Food Pantry provides families in need with food from their pantry that will feed their entire family for six days. In addition, during the holiday season the offer holiday and grooming kit boxes. These are filled with toys, gifts, combs, shampoo, and other essential items.

Salvation Army offers several programs to help families in need during the holiday season. The Angel Tree program connects families in need with donors who buy items off the families wish list for Christmas. They also pass out free bags of groceries and holiday dinner boxes at their pantry. The Salvation Army might serve hot tasteful meals at their soup kitchen.

Stowe Mission offers the Toy Chest Giveaway each year for low-income families that cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Low-income families must fall within the 200% of the federal poverty line and meet other requirements to get approved for help.

Toys For Tots places donation boxes and has annual toy drives every year to help low-income families get toys for their Children to open on Christmas morning. Families can receive their toys donated by community members, organizations, and charities one week before Christmas.

Get Free Food In Columbus, Ohio

Broad Street Presbyterian Church serves up to 30 low-income families with healthful foods including lean proteins, fresh produce, and diary. In addition, they have fresh produce giveaways twice per month in their parking lot open to the public while supplies last. The food pantry may provide Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes.

Hilltop United Methodist Church offers a food pantry for low-income residents living in Central Ohio. The pantry might provide holiday meal ingredients during Christmas and Thanksgiving.


LSS Westside Food Pantry allows low-income families to visit their Choice Food Pantry once per month to hand select the grocery items they want. In addition, they offer a mobile food pantry that delivers shelf stable food and fresh produce to families in need throughout 13 counties in Ohio. To be eligible for their services, residents must show proof of address, have a birth certificate for all children living in the household, a photo ID for each adult in the home, and the must live 200% of the federal poverty level or less. For more information about their services, please call (614) 279-4635.

Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry serves low-income families living in Columbus, Ohio. They open their pantry during the holiday season and might be able to help residents with a holiday meal.

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Tuesday 17th of November 2020

I just lost my father and have 6 kids really could use help with Christmas or bills please and thank you

Hannah Benge

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Are you in Columbus? Have you called these services? You can also call 211 for help in your area! -Hannah

Jaime Egelhoff

Monday 16th of November 2020

We have been quarantined for weeks my daughter and I and I can’t seem to get any help ! We used all our savings to live ! She prays every night for this virus to be over and peace ! How can I tell her there is no Christmas? ????

Hannah Benge

Monday 16th of November 2020

Have you tried getting help from the resources here? Have you called 211? We are so sorry you are struggling! Every child deserves Christmas! -Hannah

sheena buchanan

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Iam 62 y old i am on a walker and oxgen i all i need some food foe christmas my 25 y old daughter help me to do thing s for me .i get 719 a month and i pay rent and light bill and i dont get food stamps i got to file for them but i am sick and i have c op d .if god will i get to go get food stamps i need help for christmas food cause i would love to have dinner with my daughter she is so helpfull i just dont have the money christmas dinner .can stuff or any thing would help and god bless and merry christmas .

Riley Thomson

Monday 17th of December 2018

Sheena, Here is the information we have for saving on the power bill. And here is everything we have on food stamps. If you have tried all of the Christmas resources we have listed in your area, you could also try for more resources in your area. I hope this helps. -Riley

Chriatina Jean Shaffer

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

No, I go by getting free Christmas gifts for my kids, I am a low income

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Chriatina, We are an informational website. We have compiled several resources to help low income families find Christmas gifts. Click on any of the links within the article for more information. I hope this helps. -Riley