St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center

2311 Stockham Ln, Portsmouth, OH 45662, USA
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Our mission Our efforts are focused on impacting individuals and families by assisting them in meeting their basic human needs and providing those we serve with greater stability while providing "hope and dignity for all".
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Pandemic Response

Pandemic Response

Catholic Social Services is CELEBRATING 75 YEARS

Catholic Social Services is CELEBRATING 75 YEARS

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center

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Ways to help


Provide help and create hope for local families through the Christmas Giving Tree and Holiday Food Basket Programs by: participating in sign ups for holiday programs, organizing and sorting gifts and food, or distributing Christmas Giving Tree gifts and Holiday Food Baskets.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Food Pantry Items Needed

We are the only food pantry that’s still open in Scioto County. This area has been hit extremely hard with unemployment and our food pantry is running low on supplies. Please help ensure that they have enough food for everyone who needs it.
We need donations of:
  • dry pasta
  • boxed mac & cheese
  • diapers (size medium and large)
  • baby food
You can purchase online via Amazon or Walmart and deliver to:
St. Francis Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection

Hygiene products

Our Center currently needs the following everyday items which are not covered under the SNAP Program:
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Bar soap or pump hand soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products
We distribute food and personal hygiene items twice a month and also Monday – Friday on an emergency basis.
Donations can be purchased at and shipped directly to the St. Francis Center at 2311 Stockham Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Be sure to select "Catholic Social Services Inc" as your charity.
Thank you!
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
How you help Whether you give of your time, talent, or treasure, with your support, we will continue to help our community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives.
About us St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center is a faith-based social service agency which addresses the needs of individuals and families in southern Ohio. Over the decades, the needs of our communities have evolved, but Catholic Social Services has always been committed to delivering services that uphold the dignity of those we serve. The St. Francis Center serves Scioto County as a one-stop community center providing families access to a wide variety of services from Catholic Social Services and its key partners. The community has the heart and hope for a brighter future, and the St. Francis Center is in the middle of it, providing emergency assistance for today and inspiration for tomorrow.
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