COMMON GOODS PROGRAMS


This page provides information about where to find help with groceries & personal items, clothing, household goods, school supplies, baby needs, financial assistance and holiday assistance programs. This list includes public service agencies as well as private charities and faith-based community outreach programs.  This information has been updated as of September 2022 but may be subject to change without notice. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. Some services may be by appointment only.  Please contact providers for verification and precise program details.

 

 
UNITED WAY REFERRAL SERVICE
Offers referrals to local health and human service programs. Dial 2-1-1 to reach a Specialist 24 hours a day. Resources include food, rent & utilities, low cost medical services, car repairs and transportation, job skills and financial services.
211stark.org

 

FREE GRANTS FOR FELONS
This site offers information and  a state by state directory of grants and financial assistance programs for ex offenders who want to rebuild their life. Resources may include jobs, education, housing, emergency funds and basic needs but programs may not be available in all areas.
freegrantsforfelons.org

 

 

FOOD - CLOTHING -  PERSONAL ITEMS - EMERGENCY FUNDS

 

ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
CITYSERVE PROGRAM
303 8th St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-837-2271
City Serve program hosts monthly outreach events in the community center including a meal, activities for kids and families, and help with basic needs such as clothing and household goods
alcfohio.org/cityserve

 

 

ALLIANCE OF CHURCHES *not confirmed*
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
470 E. Broadway St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-829-9294
Rent & utility assistance may be  available depending on fund availability
A community meal is available every Tuesday at 5:00 pm


ALLIANCE PREGNANCY CENTER
75 Glamorgan St 
Suite 103
Alliance, OH 44601
330-821-7283
Maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, wipes and formula available
Pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound testing and counseling and  referral services available
alliancepregnancycenter.com

 

 

BETHESDA OUTREACH MINISTRY
P.O. Box 3004
N. Canton, OH 44720
Inquiries by email only
Provides emergency financial assistance for Christian families in need. Requests require  a referral from and must be submitted by your church pastor
bethesdaoutreachministry.com

 

 

BRIDGE POINT COMMUNITY SERVICES

DONATION STORE
309 45th Street SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-484-3644
Store open Thursdays from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clothing and household items available for a financial donation for the items chosen

CONNECTING POINT DRIVE THRU FOOD PANTRY
North Industry Christian Church
425 45th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
The 2nd Saturday of the month from 9 am - 10 am.

Christmas toys, coats, shoes, appliances and furniture assistance may be available directly or by referral to a local agency.  Personal care and household items may be available for qualified applicants 
bridgepointcs.org

 

 

CALVARY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
6312 Navarre Rd SW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-268-5676
Clothing giveaways are available. Call for information
calvarybbc.com/ministries

 

 

CANTON BAPTIST TEMPLE
515 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-477-6267
Food pantry and children's clothes available
cantonbaptist.org/get-connected/serve

 

  

CANTON EX-NEWSBOYS ASSOCIATION
408 9th Street SW
Canton, OH 44707
330-454-9461 
This charity works through the school system to provide clothes and shoes for school age children.  Eligibility  and application requirements may apply. The program is accessed by contacting the child's school office. First contact to report a needy child can be made by any concerned individual.
facebook.com/CantonExNewsboys

 
 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
800 Market Ave. N.
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
330-491-0896
Food, clothing, baby needs, furniture, rent utility and holiday assistance available
ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-stark-counties

 

 

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH
4736 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708
330-477-3438
Clothing is available by appointment
Food pantry is available on the 4th Saturday

 

 

CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
47 2nd St NE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-7455
Door Ministry serves persons of Massillon Mailing address area and ID is required to receive service. 
Services are available Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Counseling and prayer available with Pastor or lay person. Groceries, blankets, sleeping bags, household items and a $15 gift card for gas at Speedway, OR 10 ride bus pass, OR $15 gift card for Save a Lot groceries may be available.  Weekly sack lunch is also offered. 
Furniture & household item assistance is available through the Habitat For Humanity Hope ReStore gift certificate program.  Applications can be made through the Door Ministry program.
massilloncpc.org/activities-events/events/eventdetail/door-ministry
massilloncpc.org/

 

 

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
330-456-8113
Food, diapers, toiletries, furniture and clothing assistance available
cantoncpc.org/food-clothing-prayer

 

 

CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
55 East Main Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
330-501-8262
Clothing closet, meal and emergency food boxes available Mondays & Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 
Other days may be available by appointment.
Blessing Box available outside of ministry hours
clothedinrighteousness.org

 

 

CRIBS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Provides a free portable cribette and sleep sack to families in need of a safe sleep environment for infants
Call the Stark County Health Department at 330-493-9904 or 330-493-9914 ext 2047 for more information.
starkhealth.org/public_health/nursing_services/safe_sleep_and_cribs_for_kids
 
 

 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CANTON FREE STORE & FRESH MARKET
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Food, clothing and household items available Tuesdays & Thursdays  from  11:00 am -2:00 pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

CANTON FRESH MARKET
3412 Harmont Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
Free fresh produce market open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm -6:00 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
cantonforallpeople.org/free-store-fresh-markets

 

 


CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH/FAITH KITCHEN *not confirmed*
2219 Mahonning Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-0009
The NORMAL schedule is meals on the last Saturday - registration and worship service at 10:00 am followed by the meal at 11:00 am
Grocery and clothing distribution after the meal for those who have also attended the worship service and meal
Service attendance is not required for the meal
The current COVID situation service schedule is a drive-thru food pantry on the last Saturday from 10:oo am - noon. Meal and clothing giveaway have been temporarily suspended

 


EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCE CENTER
1718 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
330-491-3272
Car seat assistance, early learning backpacks, children's library, child care referrals as well as parenting and  kindergarten readiness programs
ecresourcecenter.org

 

 

EAST CANTON CHURCH OF GOD
201 East Nassau St
E. Canton, OH 44730
330-488-0366
Clothing, household goods and toy give-aways are offered several times a month. Call for information.
eastcantonchurch.org/ministries/local-missions

 

 

FAIRHOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
5660 Louisville St NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-2028
Household Giveaway Drive-Thru on the  4th Thursday from  5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Fairhope UM Church.  It consists of cleaning supplies and/or personal care items. 
myfairhopeumc.org/missions 

 

 

FAMILY MATTERS RESOURCE CENTER
425 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-913-7007
Diaper days program for pregnant women and women with children under one year old. By attending three educational classes, mothers will receive a large box of diapers and wet wipes every month until the child turns one year old. Classes include: The dangers of smoking & secondhand smoke; Fetal alcohol syndrome prevention and safe sleep for your baby, home safety & infant CPR 
femiohio.org/diaper-days

 


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
6900 Market Ave N.  
Canton, OH 44721
330-456-2600
Food, clothing, housewares and emergency financial assistance available. Application and eligibility requirements apply.
Common Goods Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11am-2pm
2nd/3rd Wednesday of each month: 5-7pm
Food Distribution Hours
3rd Friday of each month: 9-11am
firstchristian.com/assistance

 

 

FIRST FRIENDS CHURCH BLESSING BOARD
This is a Facebook site where  individuals can post free clothing items and household goods that they wish to give to someone in need. All pick-up arrangements are made directly with the giver and are not done through the church itself
facebook.com/groups/697234293774838/

 


GOODWILL COMMUNITY CAMPUS
408 9th St SW
Canton, OH 44707
800-942-3577
Services include a voucher program for use at Goodwill Thrift Stores as well as connections and referrals to assistance resources in our community.
goodwillgoodskills.org/services/social-services

 

 

GREEN GOOD NEIGHBORS
GREENSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2161 Greensburg Rd
Green, OH 44232
330-896-1936
Food, clothing and household items available on Wednesdays from 9:00 am until noon
greensburgumc.net/Neighbors
good-neighbors.org/good-neighbors-green

 


HELPING HANDS NETWORK
126 South Main St
Waynesburg, OH 44688
330-866-2005
Clothing and food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 -11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30 pm and on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am - noon.
facebook.com/The-Helping-Hands-Network

 

 

HIGHPOINT CHRISTIAN CHURCH
HANNAH'S HOPE
2545 West Comet Rd
Clinton, OH 44216
330-882-3729
Provides goods for families with babies and young children including diapers, formula and other baby care items, as well  toys, clothes, blankets and furniture.
Paper products and cleaning supplies as well as adult personal care items are also available through the Community outreach program
Distributions are on the last Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
highpointchristian.org/ministries

 

 

   HOPE OUTREACH MINISTRY
   23545 Mahoning Rd NE
   Canton, OH 44705
   330-456-9790
   Clothing, meals and food distribution are available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
   Sunday worship service is at 11:00 am with food, clothes and meals available immediately following the service.
   hopeoutreachministry.org

 

 

KINGDOM CENTER *not confirmed*
234-410-3733 for either location

PRIMARY LOCATION
2631 Harvard Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th  Friday from 10:00 am - noon

OUTREACH CENTER
1358 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Clothing giveaway and hot meal on the 2nd and 4th Friday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

 

 

LAKE TOWNSHIP FISH
934 W. Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-1845
Food, utility and housing payment assistance, and holidayhelp available for Lake Twp residents meeting eligibility requirements

 

THE LIGHT IN CHRIST CHURCH / COMMUNITY DROP IN CENTER
1492 Cherry Ave SW
Canton, Ohio
330- 456-7692
Clothing giveaway and food pantry services available. Call for schedule

 

 

LOUISVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
1520 California Ave NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-1673
Clothing, diaper bank and emergency food pantry assistance available. Call for information
louisvillechurch.org

 

 

MASSILLON BAPTIST TEMPLE
1219 Overlook Ave SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-832-5003
Clothing ministry every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
massillonbaptisttemple.com/ministries

 

 

MICHAEL'S WORLD CLOTHING MINISTRY
333 E. Market St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-575-9319
Free gently used clothing for those in need in the Alliance/Sebring area
alliancefcc.com/michaelsworld


 

NORTH CANTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
1301 East Maple St.
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-4303
Monthly food and clothing distributions. Call or visit website for registration and schedule information.
northcantonchurch.org/giveaways

 


PERRY HELPING PERRY
5038 W. Tuscarawas
Canton, OH 44708
330-737-1281 
Groceries, clothing, bikes, Christmas gifts and school supplies available
Perry Local School District Residents only - application required
perryhelpingperry.com
 

 

 

REFUGE OF HOPE MINISTRIES
715 2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-453-1785
Clothing and household goods may be available to those in need
refugeofhope.org

 

 

RESTORATION COMMUNITY CARE CENTER *not confirmed*
First Church of God in Christ
1125 Gonder Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-988-5288 or
234-214-0044
Provides food, clothes, personal care products, household products, and more to those in need. Seasonal events such as a Thanksgiving dinner, a Easter basket giveaway, a back-to-school giveaway may also be offered
wecareha.wixsite.com

 


SALVATION ARMY
Food, clothing and shoes, shower facilities, meals and  & holiday assistance programs vary by location

Massillon
315 6th St NE.
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-6473
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/massillon

Canton
420 Market Ave S 
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-0159
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/canton

Alliance
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5188
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/alliance

 

Minerva Office
301 Valley St.
Minerva, OH 44657
330- 868-5808

Salvation Army Fairless Service Unit
St. Paul UCC
21 Wooster St NW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-879-5836

The Salvation Army of Orrville
401 W. High Street
Orrville, Ohio 44667
330-683-3138

Dover
809 Emmet Ave NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330-364-3811

Strasburg/Bolivar
330- 878-5179

 
 
 
ST. GEORGE'S SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR MISSION
 4667 Applegrove St NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
 330-494-7888
Provides an assortment of personal care, oral care, baby care, laundry and cleaning items, packed into a sturdy laundry basket. Referral from another community service agency may be required
stgeorgenc.org/get-involved/love-thy-neighbor
 
 

 


ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
101 Tremont Ave SE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-5322
Heart Ministry on the third Tuesday from 6 -8:00 pm includes
Food pantry & taxable merchandise items available to those with photo ID and proof of Massillon residency
saint-johns-ucc.org/ministries 


 

 

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
427 East Broadway
Alliance, OH 44601
330-821-5760
The Saint Vincent DePaul Society provides temporary food and utility payment assistance and Christmas baskets
stjoseph-alliance.org/ministryorganizations

 

 

ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
3430 St Michaels Blvd NW
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-3119
Archangel Charity Fund available for emergency housing and utility assistance and basic human needs
stmichaelcanton.org

 

 

   ST PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 
   127 Cherry Rd NE
    Massillon, OH 44646
    330-832-7409
    Community meal and closet on the 2nd Friday from 4:30 - 6:00 pm
    stpaulsmassillon.org/community-meal-clothing-closet

 

 

ST PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
241 South Main St. 
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-2201
Food pantry available 5 days a week
Emergency funds for housing, utility and medical expenses
Seasonal programs for school supplies and holiday baskets
stpaulncanton.org/helping-hands
 
 


ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH *not confirmed*
515 E. Line St
Minerva, OH 44657
330-868-4918
Non-emergency utility assistance may be available.
Food pantry on the 4th Friday from 9:00 -11:00 am

 

 

ST PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Salvation Army Fairless Service Unit
21 Wooster St NW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-879-5836
Food and clothing vouchers available to residents of the Fairless School District (zip codes 44662, 44613, 44608 and 44689 only)
Food pantry is held at St. Therese’s Holy Family Parish, 546 Wabash Ave. S,  Brewster on the 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon,
stpauluccnavarre.org/salvation-army-navarre-service-unit

 

 

ST TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
226  3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-3183
Food, rent and utility assistance may be available upon request
sttimsmassillon.com/outreach

 

STARK COUNTY DIAPER BANK
Provides diapers in carries sizes Newborn through Size 6 as well as  a very limited number of pull-ups for boys and girls through a network of distribution sites
starkcountydiaperbank.org/get-diapers

 

 

STARK COUNTY PET FOOD PANTRY
4117 Whipple Ave NW
Lower Level Suite D
Canton, OH 44718
Provides temporary assistance with food and some supplies for a variety of pets. Applications are required and may be requested by email or Facebook message only.
starkcountypetfoodpantry.org
facebook.com/Stark-County-Pet-Food-Pantry

 

 

TOTAL LIVING CENTER
2221  9th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Free Clothing, Groceries, Haircuts, Chiropractic care, laundromat service and meals may be offered
totallivingcenter.org/services

 



TRINITY GOSPEL TEMPLE CARE  CENTER
1612 W. Tuscarawas St
Canton, OH 44708
330-453-2519 
Food distribution and free haircuts available on the 3rd Thursdays
Clothing may also sometimes be available
trinitybrotherdave.org/our-ministries

 


TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
8101 Manchester Ave NW
Canal Fulton OH  44641
330-854-2650
Food pantry on the last Thursday of the month
Love Help Fund available helps local families with emergency needs from groceries to gas bills.
trinitycanalfulton.org/worship 

 

 

URBAN ARK
215 Orchard Ave. NE
Canton, Ohio 44704
Food and clothing pantry every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and on the1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5:00 pm  to 6:30 pm
urbanarkcanton.com
 
 

 


ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
349 Lindy Lane Ave NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-3909
Food, clothing, toys and household items are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and on the 3rd or 4th  Monday from 6:00 -8:00 pm
zion-nc.com/community-service/shared-goods-place

 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


CATHOLIC CHARITIES
800 Market Ave. N. Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 491-0896
ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-and-stark-counties


THANKSGIVING BASKETS
thanksgivingbasketscanton.org


COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
330-454-3841

communitychristmas.org/site/