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Franklin County Public Health

280 East Broad Street Columbus OH 43215
Columbus, OH 43215

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Franklin County Public Health

The Franklin County Board of Health was established in October 1919 as a result of the Great Influenza, the most devastating pandemic flu on record. We have operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio since that time.In 2010, the department's name and logo changed to Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) to more accurately reflect all the services performed. Our Board is still known as the Franklin County Board of Health. See below to learn more about our structure and how we operate by law.


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Vitaliy  Malkin

Vitaliy Malkin

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

April 11, 2020

Provide food to neighbors in crisis COVID-19

It was my first experience of volunteering and I’m happy I did it!
I’m Glade our community have such a good organization to help people who in need and I really appreciate people I was volunteering that day. Small help like this can make better not our community bat each of us personally.
I will definitely come back again to make somebody’s day a little bit better.

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Nicole Phalen

Nicole Phalen

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 18, 2018

Humbled

Leading into Thanksgiving week I was humbled yesterday by the human spirit. This was a first for the members of our Besa group and I’d guess all will return. We joined another small group of volunteers who knew the ropes and guided us with welcoming arms. The first hour we unloaded delivered food. Bagged loose items like beans and cucumbers. The next two hours we escorted members of the community who came for food for their family. We carried small crates through the line and placed selected items in the cars of such beautiful people. We had time to talk as we walked; we caught small snippets of their life and got a few little kids to giggle. I was humbled by the gratitude and kindness of those we served. Thank you for a beautiful morning I can’t wait to bring the whole family back to this event.

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Pack Food Boxes

Pack Food Boxes

Provide Nutritious Food to Neighbors in Crisis

Date: April 17 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Prairie Township Fire Department

Address:
123 Inah Ave
Columbus, OH 43228

Details:

Since 1919, Franklin County Public Health has operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living, and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs, and partnerships.  

 

Join Besa and Franklin County Public Health to help provide food to our neighbors in crisis. As a volunteer, you'll help unload produce supplied by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, organize and sort produce, and pack produce boxes. 

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event. 

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 5 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This event is outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

  • We encourage comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

  • Depending on the items being unloaded, moderate to heavy lifting may be involved. If you're not comfortable lifting heavier items, please inform your Besa Volunteer Leader at the beginning of the event.
  • Parking is available on-site, at the fire station. Please park in the back of the lot. 

  • Unfortunately, this event is not ADA accessible.

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Franklin County Public Health and the amazing work they do.

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Pack Food Boxes

Pack Food Boxes

Provide Nutritious Food to Neighbors in Crisis

Date: April 23 | Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue: Clinton Township Fire Department

Address:
3820 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224

Details:

Since 1919, Franklin County Public Health has operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs, and partnerships.  

 

Join Besa and Franklin County Public Health to help provide food to our neighbors in crisis! As a volunteer, you'll help unload produce supplied by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, organize and sort produce, and pack produce boxes. 

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 5 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This event takes place both inside and outside. We encourage wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
  • Depending on the items being unloaded, moderate to heavy lifting may be involved. If you're not comfortable lifting heavier items, please inform your Besa Volunteer Leader at the beginning of the event.

  • Parking is available on-site.

  • This event is ADA accessible. 

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Franklin County Public Health and the amazing work they do.

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Pack and Distribute Food and Resource Boxes

Pack and Distribute Food and Resource Boxes

Provide Nutritious Food and Resources to Neighbors in Crisis

Date: May 14 | Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue: Clinton Township Fire Department

Address:
3820 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224

Details:

Since 1919, Franklin County Public Health has operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs, and partnerships.  

 

Join Besa and Franklin County Public Health to help provide food and informational resources to our neighbors in crisis! As a volunteer, you'll help with a variety of tasks, such as: unloading produce, organizing and packing produce, assembling informational resources, and distributing food. 

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 5 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This event takes place both inside and outside. We encourage wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
  • Depending on the items being unloaded, moderate to heavy lifting may be involved. If you're not comfortable lifting heavier items, please inform your Besa Volunteer Leader at the beginning of the event.

  • Parking is available on-site.

  • This event is ADA accessible. 

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Franklin County Public Health and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event
Pack Food Boxes

Pack Food Boxes

Provide Nutritious Food to Neighbors in Crisis

Date: May 15 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Prairie Township Fire Department

Address:
123 Inah Ave
Columbus, OH 43228

Details:

Since 1919, Franklin County Public Health has operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living, and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs, and partnerships.  

 

Join Besa and Franklin County Public Health to help provide food to our neighbors in crisis. As a volunteer, you'll help with a variety of task, such as: unloading produce, organizing and packing produce, and distributing food. 

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event. 

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 5 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This event is outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

  • We encourage comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

  • Depending on the items being unloaded, moderate to heavy lifting may be involved. If you're not comfortable lifting heavier items, please inform your Besa Volunteer Leader at the beginning of the event.
  • Parking is available on-site, at the fire station. Please park in the back of the lot. 

  • Unfortunately, this event is not ADA accessible.

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Franklin County Public Health and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event
Pack Food Boxes

Pack Food Boxes

Provide Nutritious Food to Neighbors in Crisis

Date: May 28 | Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue: Clinton Township Fire Department

Address:
3820 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224

Details:

Since 1919, Franklin County Public Health has operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs, and partnerships.  

 

Join Besa and Franklin County Public Health to help provide food to our neighbors in crisis. As a volunteer, you'll help with a variety of task, such as: unloading produce, organizing and packing produce, and distributing food.

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 5 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This event takes place both inside and outside. We encourage wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
  • Depending on the items being unloaded, moderate to heavy lifting may be involved. If you're not comfortable lifting heavier items, please inform your Besa Volunteer Leader at the beginning of the event.

  • Parking is available on-site.

  • This event is ADA accessible. 

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Franklin County Public Health and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event