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The 2021 WARM Rotary Holiday Food Drive is right around the corner.

Bags from sponsor Kroger Co. will be dropped off by volunteers at houses across Westerville Nov. 26-29, to fill the local food pantry operated by WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) at 150 Heatherdown Drive.

Residents who receive the bags are asked to fill them with canned and dry goods — see the list of most-needed items below — and place them on their front doorsteps by 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday.

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Westerville and the Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise will return to collect donations placed in the bags between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The WARM Holiday Food Drive had a record-setting year in 2020 and is aiming for another in 2021, when 60,940 pounds of food was collected. Bags are being distributed to thousands of additional homes this year, in hopes of setting another new record!

Envelopes for monetary donations to WARM also will be in the bags. They will feature a QR code that can be scanned to take users to an online donation portal, or used to mail a check to WARM. Please do not leave cash in the envelopes.

Residents who do not received the WARM Rotary Holiday Food Drive bags can drop off donations at four locations between 9 a.m. and noon Dec. 4:

  • North parking lot at Westerville Central High School, 9118 Mount Royal Ave.
  • Annehurst Elementary School, 925 W. Main St.
  • West parking lot at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road
  • West parking lot of WARM, 150 Heatherdown Drive

Most needed items for WARM Rotary Holiday Food Drive

  • Brown Rice
  • Canned Artichokes
  • Canned Asparagus
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Mushrooms
  • Canned Olives
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Condiments/Dressings
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Dish Soap
  • Egg Noodles
  • Flour
  • Grits
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Shelf-Stable Juice
  • Spaghetti
  • Sugar
  • Toilet Paper
  • Zip Bags-Quart Size
  • Zip Bags-Gallon Size

Questions? Call WARM at 614-899-0196.

The Rotary Club of Westerville

Founded in 1959, the Rotary Club of Westerville is a service club of business professionals and leaders working to improve our community and larger world. We are part of Rotary International. Find out more at Contact the Club and learn how to join at Read more about the Rotary International organization at

Interested in joining?

The Rotary Club of Westerville is accepting applications for new membership.

The best way to pursue membership is to contact an existing Club member, and attend one of our lunches or events as her or his guest. Members of the public also are welcome to attend our events on their own, to see what our service club is all about. If possible, please give notice of your intent to attend a luncheon or social by emailing

We hope to see you soon!