Crossroads Food Pantry began in the 1980's as an outreach ministry to serve those in our community in need of food assistance. Originally our food pantry served approximately 60-80 families per month. Now we are serving approximately 290-300 families each month. Our clients come in all ages from the very elderly, to families with small children,and to families who have combined their resources into one household in order to exist. With a team of dedicated volunteers through the years we have become one of the most popular and sought after pantries on the westside. We supply 3 meals per day for 4 days once a month per member of the household. We are blessed to be able, due to the generosity of our congregation, to serve those who come to us in need.
The Crossroads Food Pantry is open every Tuesday at 4:00pm and every Wednesday at 11:00am. Food distribution begins at those times and continues until the food for that day is gone.
You do not need to be referred by JOIN and you do not need to call to make an appointment.
The Westside Free Store Ministries (WSFM) is a faith based, charitable organization designed to share resources, build relationships and create community on Columbus' west side. Through the volunteer effort and generosity of many people, churches and organizations, the WSFM serves thousands of people in need each year. We provide gently used clothing and shoes, household goods, books, toys, and personal care items. Volunteers sort clothing, stock shelves, check out merchandise and serve pastries (donated by Kroger and Giant Eagle) and beverages in Sarah's Kitchen. A meal is prepared and served every Saturday by local churches. Everything is donated.
"...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
Crossroads UMC is a Partner in the Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone - an energetic movement for justice, peacemaking and renewal of Columbusʼ Hilltop Community, and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Shalom Zone is a network of individuals and organizations committed to curbing the pandemic violence and addressing the educational, cultural, economic, health and spiritual needs of the Westside of Columbus. "The Zone" has discovered amazing opportunities and creative partnerships for moving forward in our mission of revitalizing our community.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meets here on a weekly basis. Large groups and small groups are hosted at Crossroads as part of the transformation ministries that have been a part of Methodist Church ministries for years. For more information about dates and times, go to www.AACentralOhio.org.
Crossroads United Methodist Church is more than just a local church - it's a community center. In addition to the ministries listed above, Crossroads also hosts the Hilltop Area Kiwanis, who meet here every Thursday at lunchtime.
The Hilltop Area Historical Society holds their monthly meetings here at 7pm on the first Monday of each month.
Crossroads is also a key voting location at election times.