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The Salvation Army in Central Ohio

Salvation Army solution driven program central ohio

Who We Are: Driven by love and faith, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of solution-driven programs that lift our clients out of poverty while also meeting their most basic needs such as food and shelter. We aim to strengthen families in Central Ohio who are struggling. It is the love of God that empowers us to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with these neighbors in crisis, to give hope, and to move them toward lasting change. Whether it is hunger, homelessness, a family crisis, or addiction, we offer comprehensive care that leads to a better future.

What We Do: The Salvation Army’s programs and services are designed to address the whole person. We are committed to meeting the immediate needs of people while helping them to achieve long term goals. Last year, The Salvation Army in Central Ohio services included:

  • choice food pantries

  • congregate meals

  • housing for homeless families and veterans

  • after-school and summer learning and recreation programs

  • services to victims of human trafficking

  • emergency disaster services including COVID-19 Response

  • spiritual and emotional care

Why We’re Important: Since 1885, The Salvation Army has been meeting needs without discrimination in Central Ohio. We keep overhead low, with 89 cents of every dollar going directly to local services. We offer a large variety of programs, effectively addressing multiple needs of families and individuals under one umbrella. The Army is strategically located in areas of high need and quickly adapts to the changing needs of the community like setting up seven drive-thru food pantries when COVID-19 hit.

How We Impact the Community: In 2020 The Salvation Army provided:

  • 1,145,586 meals to those in need

  • 214,951 nights of lodging for homeless families, veterans, and young adults

  • 95,555 people with basic needs & emergency assistance

  • 17,134 with Christmas assistance

  • 46,216 children with services (learning centers, music classes, summer camps, holiday programs

  • 1,094 victims of human trafficking & those bound by addiction with services

How You Can Help: All our programs are funded locally. Please pray, volunteer and donate.

1) Donate:

2) Consider a Planned Charitable Gift. Contact Shelley Brown-Kujkowski at (614)437-2145

3) Volunteer: Visit for details

  • Become a red kettle ringer.

  • Volunteer in our food pantries.

Connect with The Salvation Army in Central Ohio

966 E. Main Street

Columbus, OH 43205


Area Coordinators: Captain James & Major Tricia Brennan

Development Director: Shelley Brown-Kujkowski

Board Chair: Bill Petrus


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