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People In Need (PIN) has been working with the Mid Ohio Foodbank and many other organizations to look at and address the issue of hunger in Delaware County. As a part of that effort, a number of PIN clients agreed to tell their stories.

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PIN has served Delaware County residents for over 38 years. Thanks to the dedication of community volunteers, community donations and those too numerous to mention we will continue to serve those in need.


PIN through the years - Making It Possible

(1954 - 1989)

1954 Nancy Frankenberg starts Christmas Clearing House to provide food during the
holidays for those in need.
1980 The predecessor to PIN begins as a food pantry in the basement of Asbury United
Methodist Church.
1981 The pantry moves to its first dedicated location at 48 S. Franklin St. and
incorporates as People In Need, Inc.
1983 PIN moves to a renovated home at 274 N. Sandusky St.
1984 An Executive Director, Emergency Service Coordinator, and a Food Pantry
Coordinator are hired.

(1990 - 1999)

1992 Moved Christmas Clearing House from the Armory on William St. to the Delaware
County Fairgrounds and increased the number of volunteers.
1997 Kevin Crowley hired as Executive Director and added a part-time clerical support person.

(2000 - Today)

2000 PIN celebrates 20 years of serving Delaware County.
2004 PIN realizes a 43% increase in financial assistance to clients and a 12% increase in meals.
2008 Launches a capital campaign to purchase a larger facility to better serve Delaware County.
2009 PIN moves to new 7200 square-foot facility at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.
2011 The mortgage on the building at 138 Johnson Drive is retired.
2014 PIN celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Holiday Clearing House.
2015 Pantry services are expande to provide a Choice Pantry to agency clients.
2016 PIN obtains BBB Accredited Charity status and became a Guidestar Gold Level participant.
2018 PIN’s long time Executive Director, Kevin James Crowley suddenly passed away.
2019 PIN expands its services to the community and completes the Kevin James Crowley Community Services Pavilion.