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 August 2021 but may be subject to change without notice and may not reflect cancellations and modifications due to COVID-19 restrictions. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. 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. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 to receive information.
https://www.uwstark.org/unitedway2-1-1helps

 

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.
https://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
https://alcfohio.org/cityserve/

 

 

ALLIANCE OF CHURCHES
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
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://www.facebook.com/AnchorHouse
 

 

ARLINGTON AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD
142 Arlington Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-455-4028
Clothes Closet available
http://www.arlingtonavecog.com/events.html

 

 

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
https://www.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 MOBILE MINISTRY
Food bags and basic needs items (toiletries, diapers and cleaning products) available on the 2nd  & 4th  Saturdays at 3 outreach locations. Each stop is open for 45 minutes:

2ND SATURDAY DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:

Mt Tabor UMC
108 E. Walnut St
E. Canton, OH 44730
Distribution at 9:00 am

Corner of Rt 183 and Rt 43 in Waynesburg
Distribution at 10:15

Peace Lutheran Church
3828 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44707
Distribution at 11:30

4TH SATURDAY DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:
9:00 am East Canton at  Indian Run Christian Church
10:15 am Magnolia at the Sandy Valley Estates
11:30 am Canton South at Fohl Village
https://www.bridgepointcs.org/

 

 

CALVARY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
6312 Navarre Rd SW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-268-5676
Clothing giveaways are available. Call for information
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 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.
https://www.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
https://www.ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-stark-counties/

 

 

CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
47 2nd St NE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-7455
Community lunch & clothing closet on the 2nd Saturday from 11:00 am -noon
http://www.massilloncpc.org/activities-events
http://www.massilloncpc.org/

 

 

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

 

 

CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
55 East Main Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
330-501-8262
Clothing closet 
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00 pm to 7:00pm
2nd & 4th  Saturdays from  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Other days by appointment
Small food ministry provides a meal and food box on the  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month during the Clothes closet hours
http://www.clothedinrighteousness.org/

 

 

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 330-493-9904 or 330-493-9914 ext 2047 for more information.
https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/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, and Saturdays from  9:00 am-Noon
https://www.crossroads120.org/ministries

 

 


CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH/FAITH KITCHEN 
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
https://www.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.
http://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. 
https://www.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 
https://www.femiohio.org/diaper-days-1

 


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
https://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
https://www.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.
Walk-in days are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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

 


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/

 

 

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 2nd and last Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
http://highpointchristian.org/hpcc-in-house-ministries/community-outreach/
http://highpointchristian.org/hpcc-in-house-ministries/hannahs-hope-2/

 

 

   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/

 

 

KINGDOM CENTER 
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
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/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
https://perryhelpingperry.com/
 

 

 

RESTORATION COMMUNITY CARE CENTER
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
https://wecareha.wixsite.com/rccc

 


SALVATION ARMY
Food, clothing and shoes, shower facilities, meals 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. Referral from another community service agency may be required
http://www.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
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 provides temporary food and utility payment assistance and Christmas baskets
https://www.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
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://www.stpaulncanton.org/helping-hands
 
 


ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
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
http://www.minervachamber.org/events/

 

 

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

 

 

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
https://www.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
https://www.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.
https://www.starkcountypetfoodpantry.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Stark-County-Pet-Food-Pantry-107145510720235

 

 

TOTAL LIVING CENTER
2221  9th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Free Clothing, Groceries, Haircuts, Chiropractic care, and meals may be offered
https://thetotallivingcenter.org/get-help/

 



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
https://www.trinitybrotherdave.org/our-ministries

 

 

URBAN ARK
701 Walnut Ave NE
Canton, OH 44702
Food and clothing pantry every Tuesday from 11:45 am to 2:00 pm and on the
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:45pm  to 8:00 pm
https://www.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 one Monday per month from 6:00 -8:00 pm
https://zionevangelicallutheranchurch.godaddysites.com/food-pantry

 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


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/