Serving families and individuals in need within the New Albany-Plain Local School District, the New Albany Food Pantry invites qualifying individuals to get their groceries during set weekly hours, as well as in emergencies by request. The pantry is always appreciative of help, and accepts donation of food and money, in addition to welcoming any volunteers. It also coordinates weekly food drops during the summer, and partners with the New Albany Community Garden and Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany for programming.
Headquartered at the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center, LifeTown is a realistic indoor city designed specifically for children with special needs to practice life skills in a fun way. Available to children all throughout central Ohio, LifeTown is one of only two such facilities in the entire country – right here in our community.
Neighborhood Bridges is a program across multiple central Ohio suburbs, as well as a handful in Alabama, that gives residents the opportunity to help neighbors in need. New Albany’s chapter allows the posting of community members’ specific needs – such as clothing, replacements for items lost in fires and school-related fees – that other residents can then meet.
New Albany Pet Rescue is a volunteer group that focuses on preventing dogs and cats of all ages from being euthanized. The organization accomplishes this with a network of foster homes, as well as individuals willing to temporarily board these animals until a foster home can be found. It also accepts donations of cash, collars, leashes, pet food, toys and more.
For the past 15 years, the New Albany Community Events Board has planned, promoted and managed a variety of special events in the city. The events currently under its umbrella are the Springfest Egg Hunt in the spring, the Fourth of July Celebration in the summer and New Albany Oktoberfest in the fall.