GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need)

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need), located at 760 Morrison Road, is a community-wide, faith-based organization committed to helping the residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson school district in a time of need.  GRIN includes a Food Pantry, Free Clothing Store, assistance with utility/rent payments, the Summer Lunch Club, school supplies for students, and holiday assistance.

Peace’s involvement in GRIN has increased in the last year from volunteering once in a while to more active involvement.  Members can sign up online at the GRIN website through Sign Up Genius to help stock shelves, sort clothing, or help clients shop during the hours that they are open.  Peace newsletters inform members of GRIN fundraisers and other events.  Peace also makes a monthly monetary donation to GRIN to be used for financial aid to clients.  For more information either contact Dana at or check out the GRIN website.


Gahanna Residents In Need (GRIN) has opened its first 24-hour food drop-off box, in partnership with the Everest Institute of Columbus, at 825 Tech Center Drive in Gahanna. The box will give community members a convenient place to make donations at any time of the day.

Located in a well-lit and secure place, the donation container allows donors to drop off food contributions in the evening or early morning. “The goal of the new, 24-hour drop-off box is to make donating easier,” said Brenda Johnston, executive director of GRIN. “We know many Gahanna residents want to help their neighbors, but they often do not have the time to visit a donation center before it closes. Thanks to the Everest Institute, we now have a safe location that’s open 24/7, which we hope will help increase donations to help those in-need.”