FOOD PANTRIES/SOUP KITCHENS/MEALS
*indicates information confirmed as of 1-18-2018
ALLIANCE AND SURROUNDING AREA:
Alliance Community Pantry*
215 E. Market St., Alliance, OH 44601
Serves residents of the 44601 Zip code of Stark County at or below 200% of poverty level.
Food pantry, Monday and Wednesday, 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am-12 pm; closed when Alliance city schools are closed. Photo ID and proof of residency (mail) required.
Lifepointe Church of Atwater*
6498 Waterloo Road, Atwater, OH 44201
Food pantry, 1st Saturday, 9 am-11 am. For residents of Stark County and Portage County
Maranatha Church of God—Serving Hands Ministries*
14289 Edison St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601
Food pantry, 2nd Saturday each month, 10 am-12 pm; photo ID required
Marlboro Christian Church*
9383 Edison St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601
Provides emergency food to families in need. By appointment/request only, form to fill out; only residents of Marlboro Township
New Hope Church of God—H.O.P.E. Pantry
20990 Oak St., Alliance, OH 44601
Food pantry: 4th Sunday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Proof of residency (photo ID) required.
Salvation Army, Alliance*
57 W. Main Street, Alliance, OH 44601
Food pantry, Mondays and Fridays, 9-11:30 am; free lunch on Fridays, 12-1 pm, baked goods and bread available Monday-Wednesday, beginning 10:30 am until supply runs out. Photo ID, proof of residency (mail), birth certificate or school report (for children) required.
BREWSTER/BEACH CITY/EAST SPARTA/STRASBURG
Believers Assembly Church
131 Church St. N, Beach City, OH 44608
330-756-2900; Tim Cooper, food pantry manager, 330-268-2813
Food pantry, 3rd to last Saturday, 10 am-12 pm
The Carpenter’s Cupboard, Strasburg United Methodist Church*
206 Second St. NW, Strasburg, OH 44680
Food pantry, 3rd Thursday, 9 am-11:30 am, 5:30-7:30 pm, and by appointment. Serves18 years of age or older. Must have Strasburg 44680 Zip code or 878 phone no, or children in Strasburg-Franklin School District.
Holy Family Parish/Fairless Food Cupboard*
516 S. Wabash St., Brewster, OH 44613
Food pantry, 4th Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm, except 3rd Thursday in Nov. and Dec. Proof of Fairless School District residency required.
Canal Fulton Community Cupboard*
8101 Manchester Rd NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Last Thursday of each month, 10 am-12 pm, except 3rd Thursday in November and December if holiday falls on Thursday. Provides food and emergency financial help to residents or Canal Fulton (44614 Zip Code and Northwest School District residents only, photo ID and proof of residency required. Must be at or below 200% of federal poverty level.
St. John Lutheran Church–Salt Box Kitchen*
408 W. Market St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614
2nd and last Sunday of each month, 4-6 pm, hot meal and pantry giveaways to those who attend the meal, general clothing provision, Winter clothing,
All Saints Temple COGIC*
1451 Nimisilla Ct. SE, Canton, OH 44707
3rd and 4th Saturday, 1-3 pm, come with ID, arrive early to get on the list, food provided until it runs out.
Basilica of St. John the Baptist*
627 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44703-3401
330-454-8044, x 403
Provides food for zip codes 44702-44705, 44707, 44709 and 44714 only; photo ID required.
Pantry open Wednesdays 9:30 am-12 pm and 1-2 pm; also 1st Saturday each month 1:30-3:30 pm, in the Gallaggher Center behind the parish hall on McKinley Ave., near 8th St. NW (not wheelchair accessible). Only 1 bag of food a month.
Samaritan’s Table at 717 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44703 in the church parish hall: hot meal, Thursdays, 11 am-1 pm.
Canton Calvary Mission*
1345 Gibbs Ave NE, Canton, OH 44705
Food pantry, 1st Monday, 2-4 pm (produce distribution); food pantry (groceries), Wednesday, 9:30 am-11:45 am, 1-2 pm; free hot meal 11:30 am-1 pm; food pantry, 3rd Thursday 4-6 pm;
1st Saturday of month, food pantry and free haircuts, 1:30-3:30 pm, 1st-4th Saturdays, worship service, 5:45-6:15 pm, free dinner 6:30-7:15 pm
Only one pantry visit per month provided per person
Canton Friendship Center*
2200 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709
Food pantry, 3rd Friday 10 am-12:30 pm for members only, can sign up for membership on first visit. Hot meals provided, Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Canton Pentecostal Temple
500 20th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
Food pantry, 2nd and 4th Sundays, 6-7 pm
Catholic Charities of Stark County*
800 Market Ave. N, Suite 115, Canton, OH 44702
Food pantry, Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:45 pm by appointment only (last appt. 3:45 pm), call first. Must have photo ID. Offers emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities.
Christ Presbyterian Church*
530 W. Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44702
Food pantry and free clothing, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 8:00-10:45 am; photo ID and proof of residency required
Hot breakfast, 2nd Saturday, 8:30-10am
Christian Harbor of TMRC
7980 Dueber Ave SW, East Sparta, OH 44646
Food pantry: 3rd Sat., 10 am-12 pm
Community Drop-In Center*
1492 Cherry Ave SE, Canton, OH 44707
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays, sign in at 9 am with ID, food available 11 am-12:30 pm
Community Life Church of God in Christ–Salt and Light Food Pantry Program*
1104 Walnut St NE, Canton, OH 44704
Hot meal, 4th Thursday, 4 pm and 6 pm (EXCEPT Thanksgiving and Christmas); hot breakfast, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm and chicken snack box packages
Crossroads United Methodist Church*
120 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44702
Meals: Sunday, 6:30-9:00 am, and 1-2 pm; food pantry: serving zip codes 44701-44710 and 44714 only, once a month per family, Fridays 1:30-3:30 pm; photo ID and proof of residency (mail) required. Also, on 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:00-9:00 pm, hot meal, clothing and hygiene items provided by the Matthew 8:20 Ministry of Little Flower Catholic Church in the parking lot (use Cleveland Ave. entrance).
Crystal Park United Methodist Church/Faith Kitchen*
2219 Mahoning Rd. NE, Canton, OH 44705
Last Saturday each month; worship service at 10 am, hot lunch, clothing and bag of groceries; registration begins 10 am.
Deliverance Christian Ministries*
1358 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44707
2nd and 4th Friday each month 10 am-1 pm; photo ID and proof of residency required
First Christian Church*
6900 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44721
3rd Friday each month 9-11 am at Door B; bring ID and sign a paper indicating the person qualified for help
First Church of the Resurrection—901 Food Pantry*
901 E. Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44707
Serving only areas to the south and east with city limits, north to Mahoning and west to Walnut;
Food pantry open 9-11 am each Friday except first Friday of the month and the Fridays after Thanksgiving and Christmas; 901 clothing pantry 1st Tuesday after 1st Friday, 9 am-2:30 pm (items typically cost between 25-50 cents).
First Friends Church*
5455 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44714
Provides food for one family per day, must call in advance to make an appointment; appointment times available Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.
1013 Walnut Ave NE, Canton, OH
Food truck, 6-8 pm on last Friday of the month (free dinner and prayer)
Grace Fellowship Church*
6282 Nave St. SW, Canton, OH 44706
Food pantry open 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5-7 pm; photo ID, proof of residency and container for food required
Grace United Church of Christ—J.I.T. Food Ministry*
2300 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709
Food pantry, 2nd Saturday 10 am-1 pm , photo ID required and proof of residency (mail with name and address on it). You must come on 2nd Friday, 9 am-12 pm, 5-7 pm to receive a number and time to come on Saturday for the food pantry.
Hope Outreach Ministries*
2354 Mahoning Rd, NE, Canton, OH 44705
330-456-9790 Pastor Marilyn Roman
Tuesdays: 11 am-2:30 pm, free meal, groceries, free clothing room, donations accepted; 11:30 am-12 pm, prayer circle; 12 pm-1 pm, Bible study; 3 pm, spiritual warfare recovery class. Friday and Saturday: 11 am-2:30 pm, meal, groceries, and clothing room;
Sundays: 9-10:45 am, coffee and donuts; 11 am-12:30 pm, worship, Sunday school for ages 3-10, young men’s group, age 10+
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church*
1841 Third St. NE, Canton, OH 44704
Every Tuesday 12-2 pm, provides non-perishable food, and 12pm-4 pm, clothing items to people in need. Serves residents of NE and SE Canton, ZIP codes 44702, 44704, 44705 and 44707; proof of residency required (ID or mail).
Jesus Christ People Care Center, Trinity Gospel Temple*
1612 Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44708
Food pantry, 3rd Thursday 9 am-12 pm. Free clothing and haircuts, 2nd Thursday, 9 am-12 pm
Life Hope Community Church/New Way United Methodist Church*
7096 Hills and Dales Rd NW, Canton, OH 44708
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 5-7 pm; for Stark County residents only, can only give to individuals once a month.
Mount Zion Community Church*
2637 Baum St. SE, Canton, OH 44707
Food pantry, 3rd Saturday 9-11 am
Refuge of Hope*
405 Third St. NE, Canton, OH 44702
Meals: Friday and Saturday, 11 am-12 pm, Monday-Friday, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm, baked goods available in dining hall for attendees. Homeless shelter for up to 45.
Call Homeless Hotline 330-452-4363 first to determine if a bed is available for homeless person.
Salvation Army—Canton Citadel Corps*
420 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
Servicing certain Canton Zip codes only; food pantry: call 10 am Monday-Thursday for next day appointment; homeless bag lunches, Tuesday-Friday, 12:30 pm; soup kitchen Mondays 11 am-1 pm and Sundays 6-7 pm. Showers available daily 8:30 am-10:30 am. Food provided only once per month per family, ID and mail identification required.
Sherrick Road Church of God*
1121 Sherrick Rd, Canton, OH 44707
Tuesdays and Thursdays, call for appointment at 10 am. Emergency pantry, provides enough for only 3 meals, only 12 appointments per day. Every Friday, 2:30-4:00 pm, backpack program for children—provides food for the weekend for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Summer food program for school age children, June 5-Aug 4, 2-17, Monday-Friday: breakfast 8:30-9:00 am, hot lunch, 11 am-1 pm.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
700 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
3rd Saturday, 9-11 am. (Tues-Thurs. 10 am-2 pm, secretary available)
St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church*
4940 W. Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44708
Food pantry, Tues. 8-10 am, need picture ID, utility bill or mail with name and address, and Soc. Security nos. of people living in the household.
St. Joseph Church—St. Joseph Cupboard*
2427 W. Tuscarawas St. SW
Canton, OH 44708
Provides emergency groceries only. Serving 44708, 44710 and SW 44706 Zip codes; call for appointment; photo ID, proof of residency (mail with name and address on it)
St. Mary/St. Benedict Parish*
1602 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44707 (St. Mary), 2207 3rd St. SE, Canton, OH 44707 (St. Benedict)
Serving SE and SW Canton residents; food pantry at Market Ave location, 2nd Saturday each month, 9-10 am; Hot meal program at 3rd St. SE location, last Saturday each month except December, 11:30 am; photo ID and proof of residency required
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church*
425 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44702
Hot lunch, 3rd Saturday, 11 am (closed in November), and annual Thanksgiving basket program
Stark County Hunger Task Force at The Community Campus at Goodwill*
408 Ninth St. SW, Canton, OH 44707
Call for an appointment. People need to come to Goodwill pantry to get ticket for pantry as early as 7:30 am. Pantry hours: Monday and Wednesday,9:15 am-3:35 pm, Tuesday 9:15 am-2:35 pm, Thursday and Friday 9:15 am-1:35 pm. People can get food from pantry only once per month. Valid photo ID, mail with name and address required if address not valid on ID, must be a Stark County resident, and have date of birth for each family member.
Total Living Center*
2221 Ninth St. SW, Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663 Fax no.: 330 455-3687
Sundays: 4:30 pm service, 5:30 pm hot meal followed by grocery giveaway for those at the service; Wednesdays: 5:20 pm supper, with healing service at 6:00 pm, free groceries at end of service for those attending the service; Monday-Saturday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, free soup lunch, emergency groceries available during lunchtime. Clothing room available, Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Call for chiropractic appointments on certain Tuesdays and haircut appointments about once a month.
Trinity Gospel Temple
1612 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44708
Food pantry/hair salon, 3rd Thurs., 9 am-12 pm
Clothing giveaway/hair salon, 2nd Thurs., 9 am-12 pm
True Vine Revival Center
1618 Navarre Rd SW, Canton, OH 44706
Food pantry: Last Thursday every month, 5-7 pm. Photo ID required
Turnaround Community Outreach*
321 Cherry Ave NE, Canton, OH 44702
Food and clothing giveaway: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, must attend church service at 5:30 pm; registration and clothing giveaway begins at 4:30 pm. *daycare/activity available for children while parents attend meeting. Must bring photo ID to register for the event.
Union Baptist Church*
413 Cornelia NE, Canton, OH 44704
3rd Friday each month, 10 am-12 pm. Photo ID required. Must complete free application at the time of service.
Urban Ark Inc., Trinity Lutheran Church*
701 Walnut Ave NE, Canton, OH 44702
Food pantry and clothing room, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:45-8:00 pm.
Westbrook Park United Methodist Church
2521 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Food pantry: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Must come at 5:00 pm to get number, first 70 families get food
Malvern Christian Care Center, St. Martin Lutheran Church*
715 E. Porter St., Malvern, OH 44644
Food pantry, 4th Wednesday, 11 am-2 pm, Thursday following 4th Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm.
Service area only: Brown Local School District, photo ID and proof of residence required.
Minerva Assembly of God*
501 W. Line St., Minerva, OH 44657
Food pantry: 1st Tuesday, 6 pm sign-up, free meal, food after meal, 6:30-7 pm, except on national holidays.
Minerva United Methodist Church*
204 N. Main St., Minerva, OH 44657
Food pantry, 2nd Thursday, 9 am-12 pm—provides fresh produce. Can provide emergency food. Must be at or below 200% of federal poverty level.
The Salvation Army*
301 Valley St., Minerva, OH 44657
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am-3 pm
Food pantry, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12-3 pm. Photo ID and proof of Minerva residency (mail) required. Persons must meet the federal poverty guidelines. Food provided only once per month per family
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church*
515 E. Line St., Minerva, OH 44657
Food pantry: 4th Friday, (3rd Friday in Nov. and Dec.), 9 am-11 am. Must register 8-10:45 am. Church also has an emergency pantry—call church and leave a message.
Louisville Church of Christ
1520 California Ave. NE, Louisville, OH 44641
By appointment only **Louisville residents only
Louisville Community Cupboard (held at Kountz Lutheran Church)*
930 Nickelplate St., Louisville, OH 44641
Food pantry, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Paradise Church of Christ*
619 E. Main St., Louisville, OH 44641
*Food voucher programs **you must call and apply to see if food vouchers are available. $25 Aldi food vouchers available for Louisville residents only, once a month.
First Assembly of God, Kim’s Cupboard Food Pantry*
325 Lake Ave NE, Massillon, OH 44646
Soup kitchen, 11 am-12:30, last Saturday of the month, January-November, Saturday before Christmas Eve in December. Food pantry: every Tuesday except last Tuesday of the month, 11 am-12:30 pm. There is no Tuesday food pantry the week of soup kitchen. Call the office on Tuesday between 9-10:30 am to schedule an appointment for the same day. Photo ID required. Clients may use the service only once a month. Serves residents of western Stark County, including Massillon, Perry, Tuslaw, Navarre, Canal Fulton, and North Lawrence.
1236 Huron Road SE, Massillon, OH 44646
Food pantry, Tuesday 11 am-2:30 pm, ID and proof of residency required. Free meal following 1:00 pm service on the 4th Sunday.
Rivertree Christian Church*
7373 Portage St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Every Friday, 1-3:30 pm, but limited to one grocery pick up per month. Must call on Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 am-5 pm to request food in advance.
Salvation Army, Massillon*
315 Sixth St. NE, Massillon, OH 44646
Food pantry, Monday-Friday, 9 am-11 am, 1-2:30 pm; must call for an appointment to come in. Limited to residents of the following Zip codes: 44646, 44647, 44662, 44608, 44614, 44689, 44666 (in this Zip code, Stark County residents only). Proof of residence required.
Sharing and Caring/Friendship Baptist Church
920 3rd St. SE, Massillon, OH 44646
Call for appointment
St. Barbara’s Catholic Church/St. Barbara’s Food Pantry
2813 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon, OH 44647
Food pantry, 3rd Thursday, 6-7:30 pm **Summer hours may vary
St. Joseph Catholic Church/SVDP*
322 3rd St. SE, Massillon, OH 44646
Monday 12-1 pm: Free meal, then small food pantry if food is available. If Massillon city schools are closed due to weather, no meal. Free clothing available at the same time
St. Mary’s Church/Saint Vincent DePaul Society (St. Mary’s Conference)*
206 Cherry Rd. NE, Massillon, OH 44646
Food pantry, Monday 12-1:30 pm, must call for appointments 9-11:30 am, Monday-Friday. Please call for an appointment. Food pantry in the basement of the rectory. For residents of Massillon within the following boundaries: North boundary: Traphagen; South boundary: Navarre Rd.; East boundary: Kmart; West boundary: 27th St. SW. Must have photo ID, utility bill with name and address, must have proof of children’s identity.
364 First St. SE, Massillon, OH 44646
Produce distribution: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday 12-1 pm. Meal on 4th Thursday, 9:30 am, with produce distribution 10:30-12 pm. Call to verify dates
Green Good Neighbors, Greensburg United Methodist Church*
2161 Greensburg Rd., Green, OH 44232
Wednesday 9 am-12:30 pm, groceries and free clothing
Lake Township: Fish*
934 W. Maple St., Hartville, OH 44632
Food pantry:Tuesday 10-11 am, Thursday, 6-7 pm. Must be at 200% or below of federal poverty level. Must bring a photo ID, if correct address is not on the ID, must bring utility bill for proof of address. Serves Stark County residents of Lake Township and people living within the following boundaries: south of 224, north of Applegrove, east of 77, west of Marlboro Ave.
Closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas.
Little Flower Catholic Church Emergency Food*
2040 Diamond St., Canton, OH 44721
Food pantry: 3rd Wednesday 9-10:30 am. 44721 Zip code, NE Stark Co. residents only. Photo ID and utility bill required to confirm address.
North Canton Church of Christ*
1301 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720
4th Saturday food distribution 9:30 am-12 pm, call in advance on 4th Thursday (8 am-12 am, 4-6 pm), Friday (8 am-12 pm), and on Saturday beginning at 7 am. to get a list number for food giveaway. Free clothing, 2nd Saturday, 10 am-12 pm. Photo Id and proof of residency required. Emergencies weekdays 9 am-4 pm
Randolph-Suffield-Atwater Food Shelf*
2643 Waterloo Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260
Call for appointment. For residents of Atwater, Randolph, and Suffield townships only.
River of Life Church
3281 State St. NW, Greentown, OH 44630
3rd Saturday 10 am-1 pm, food pantry and clothes closet.
Zion Lutheran Church*
349 Lindy Lane NW, North Canton, OH 44720
Food pantry and clothing closet available 1st and 3rd Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm. Photo ID required.