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 2019 but may be subject to change. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. Please contact providers for verification and precise program details.

 

 
ALLIANCE HELP ORGANIZATIONS
A comprehensive directory of assistance services in the alliance area including shelters, food & clothing pantries, meal sites, recovery and health services 
https://alliancehelporganizations.org/ 



UNITED WAY REFERRAL SERVICE
Chat on-line weekdays from 9:00  am- 5:00 pm with a  Community Resource Navigation Specialist for 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.
https://www.uwstark.org/unitedway2-1-1helps

 

FOOD - CLOTHING -  PERSONAL ITEMS - EMERGENCY FUNDS

 
ALLIANCE OF CHURCHES
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
470 E. Broadway St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-829-9294
Utility assistance is available
Clothing is available during the community meal every Tuesday at 5:30 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
https://alliancepregnancycenter.com/

 

ANCHOR HOUSE OF ALLIANCE
333 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
918-994-2836
Partners with organizations, local businesses and temp agencies to provide a direct source for employment as well as individual needs such as food, shelter, hygiene, mental health and household goods assistance
https://anchorhousealliance.org/
 

 

ARLINGTON AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD
142 Arlington Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-455-4028
Clothes Closet available on the 1st Wednesday from 9:30- 11:30 am
http://www.arlingtonavecog.com/events.html

 

 

BETHESDA OUTREACH MINISTRY
P.O. Box 3004
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-305-6914
Provides emergency financial assistance for Christian families in need. Requests require  a referral from and must be submitted by your church pastor
https://www.bethesdaoutreachministry.com/

 

 

CALVARY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
6312 Navarre Rd SW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-268-5676
Clothing giveaways may  be available
https://www.calvarybbc.com/ministries

 

 

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

 

 

   CANTON CALVARY MISSION
   
1345 Gibbs Ave NE
   Canton, OH 44705   
   330-456-4044
   Food pantry  every Wednesday from 9:30 - 11:445 and 1:00 - 2:00 pm  and the 3rd Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
   Fee lunch every Wednesday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
   Diapers and formula every Thursday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
   On the 1st Monday produce and non-perishables from the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank are available
   Backpacks for kids on Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
   Dinner every Saturday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
   "Shopping room" open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (except on produce day)
   http://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/#!adult-programs/xpin5
   https://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/events-calender-of-events

 

  

CANTON EX-NEWSBOYS ASSOCIATION
408 9th Street SW
Canton, OH 44707
330-454-9461 ext. 1667
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.
http://cantonexnewsies.com/

 
 
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
https://www.ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-stark-counties/

 

CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
47 2nd St NE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-7455
Call for information about the clothing closet
http://www.massilloncpc.org/

 

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
330-456-8113
Food and clothing assistance available
http://www.cantoncpc.org/servinginourcommunity

 

CRIBS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Provides a free Pack-n-Play to families in need of a safe sleep environment for infants
Call the Stark County Health Department at 330-493-9928 or 330-493-9914 for more information.
https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/public-health/nursing-services/safe-sleep-and-cribs-for-kids
 
 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Free meal and clothing giveaway on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 pm provided by Little Flower Catholic Church
Contact Little Flower for information at 330-494-2759
https://www.crossroads120.org/food-ministry

 


CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH/FAITH KITCHEN
2219 Mahonning Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-0009
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

 

DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1358 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
330-458-4920
Clothing giveaway and hot meal on the 2nd and 4th  Saturday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th  Friday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

EAST CANTON CHURCH OF GOD
201 East Nassau St
E. Canton, OH 44730
330-488-0366
Clothing, household goods and toys. Call for information.
http://eastcantonchurch.org/ministries/local-missions

 

 

FAIRHOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
5660 Louisville St NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-2028
Clothing giveaways, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance available. Call for information
https://sites.google.com/view/myfairhopeumc/missions
 

 


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
6900 Market Ave N.  
Canton, OH 44721
330-456-2600
Food, clothing and housewares available. Application and eligibility requirements apply.
https://firstchristian.com/assistance/

 

FIRST CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
901 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44707
330-453-1719
Clothing sale 1st Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.Most items cost. 25 - 50 cents
http://firstchurchcanton.com/tp60/page.asp?ID=183660

 

 

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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/697234293774838/

 


GOODWILL COMMUNITY CAMPUS
408 9th St SW
Canton, OH 44707
800-942-3577
Voucher program for use at Goodwill Thirft Stores
https://www.goodwillgoodskills.org/services/social-services.aspx

 

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
http://www.greensburgumc.net/Neighbors.aspx
http://www.good-neighbors.org/good-neighbors-green.html

 

 

GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
4425 Frazer Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-494-7088
Benevolence funds may be available on an individual need basis
https://greenwoodchurch.com/benevolence

 

 

HELPING HANDS NETWORK
126 South Main St
Waynesburg, OH 44688
330-866-2005
Clothing and food pantry every Tuesday, Wednesday  and Thursday from 9:00  - 11:30 am and 1:00  - 2:30 pm
http://www.thehelpinghandsnetwork.org/

 

   HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
   URBAN ARK
   2551  55th St NE
   Canton, Oh 44721
   330-492-0072
    Food and clothes pantry on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 pm
    http://holytrinitycanton.org/

 


HOPE OUTREACH MINISTRY

23545 Mahoning Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-456-9790
Clothing, meals and food distribution are available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
https://hopeoutreachministry.org/

 


LAKE TOWNSHIP FISH
934 W. Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-1845
Clothing, utility and housing payment assistance 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 every Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Light-In-Christ-Church-Community-Drop-In-Center-160150327369904/about/?ref=page_internal

 

LINK CHURCH
1128 Walnut Rd SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-1200
Clothing giveaway and community lunch on the 1st Saturday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Link-Church-1994923337435580/

 

LOUISVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
1520 California Ave NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-1673
Clothing and food pantry available
https://www.louisvillechurch.org/index.php

 

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

 

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
https://www.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.
https://www.northcantonchurch.org/food-and-clothing-giveaways

 
 


PERRY HELPING PERRY
(330)737-1281 
Groceries, clothing and school supplies available
Perry Local School District Residents only - application required
https://perryhelpingperry.com/
 

 

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH
3281 State St NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-497-5399
Food pantry and clothes closet on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The pantry is located next  to the church at  3271 State St.
https://www.myrolchurch.org/ministries/

 

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

315 6TH St NE.
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-6473
https://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/massillon

420 Market Ave S 
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-0159
https://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/cantoncitadelhome

57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5188

 

Minerva Office
301 Valley St.
Minerva, OH 44657
(330) 868-5808
call for available services

 
 
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
http://www.massillonbaptisttemple.com/ministries.html
 
 

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
Community meal and food pantry open to all. Taxable merchandise items available to those with photo ID proving Massillon residency and an Ohio Direction card 
https://stjohns101.org/

 

 

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



ST JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 3rd St SE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-4907
Meals served on Mondays from  Noon - 1:00 pm followed by grocery and clothing distribution.
https://sites.google.com/view/stjosephmassillon/home

 

 

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
https://www.stmichaelcanton.org/267

 

 

   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
   https://stpaulsmassillon.org/outreach-ministries

 

 

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
https://stpaulncanton.org/helping-hands/
 
 


ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
515 E. Line St
Minerva, OH 44657
330-868-4918
Non-emergency utility assistance and food pantry available. Call for information.

 

 

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 on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 -11:00 am to residents of the Fairless School District
Zip codes 44662, 44613, 44608 and 44689 only
http://stpauluccnavarre.org/welcome-3/salvation-army-navarre-service-unit

 

TOTAL LIVING CENTER
2221  9th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Clothing room open Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Haircuts by appointment 
Chiropractic care available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from noon - 2:00 pm. No appointment needed.
Free laundromat service available by appointment
Lunch served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner served Wednesdays and Sundays at 5:20 pm (service attendance expected)
Grocery distribution on Wednesdays and Sundays after the meal (service attendance expected)
https://thetotallivingcenter.org/get-help/



TRINITY GOSPEL TEMPLE CARE  CENTER
1612 W. Tuscarawas St
Canton, OH 44708
330-453-2519 x 129
Clothing distribution  on the  2nd Thursday  9:00 am - Noon
Food distribution  the 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 am - noon
Haircuts available on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 am- noon
https://trinitybrotherdave.org/Outreach.html#CareCenter

 

 

WORD HARVEST CHURCH
1651 Maple Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-454-7313
Community clothing giveaways periodically available. Call for information
https://www.facebook.com/WordHarvestChurchCanton/
 


ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
349 Lindy Lane Ave NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-3909
Food , clothing, toys and household items are available twice a month
https://zionevangelicallutheranchurch.godaddysites.com/food-pantry

 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


LAKE TOWNSHIP FISH
934 W. Maple St
Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-1845
Christmas holiday help program available for a limited residential area. Call for information
https://laketownshipfish.org/index.php/about-us/


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


THANKSGIVING BASKETS
https://www.thanksgivingbasketscanton.org


COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
330-454-3841

http://communitychristmas.org/site/