Provide a Meal


In 2005, YWCA Columbus responded to a community call to take over emergency shelter and services for families without homes. Many are working poor and unable to meet high housing costs; many are women raising children alone. The 50-room center offers these families safety and support, a place where they can get three healthy meals a day, and a warm, secure place to sleep.

We rely on volunteers and donors 365 days a year to provide meals to homeless families staying at our Family Center. This saves the organization over $200,000 annually, and when there’s a crisis, this need is even more crucial.


Provide a Meal

Provide a full meal for families through physically providing the meal/ingredients or making a monetary donation for our kitchen to provide the meal. Send a small group to help with the preparation and boxing (optional).

Sponsor a Meal

Financially sponsor a meal (or part of a meal) for our kitchen staff to prepare and serve for a donation of:
$300 for breakfast | $500 for lunch or dinner

Contribute to Part of a Meal

NEW! Community Night is an evening where the community comes together to donate a full meal for families. This takes place on the last day of the month (except for Dec). Shop our amazon wish list, drop off items or make a donation.

Prepare a meal

Volunteer at the YWCA Family Center and help our kitchen team prepare a sponsored dinner. This is a great opportunity for individuals or small groups. Find more information on VolunteerHub.

See Meal Guidelines

meal related calendars

see open meal dates see meal schedule


We're Here to Help!

Jessica Wichtman-Will

Director of Donor Engagement

Contact Jessica for big volunteer ideas that you may not see listed on our website.
65 South Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43015

Email Jessica