FOOD PANTRIES AND ASSISTANCE



This page contains information about where to find free meals and assistance with groceries. This list includes public service agencies as well as private charities and faith-based community outreach programs. Available services and schedules may be subject to change - especially during the winter holidays. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. This information is current as of November 2020 but may not reflect cancellations or modifications dur to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact providers for verification and precise program details.
 
 


FOOD ASSISTANCE AGENCIES



WIC  (WOMEN INFANTS CHILDREN)

Canton City Public Health
420 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
330-489-3326
http://www.cantonhealth.org/wic

Alliance Health Department
537 E. Market St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-821-3929
http://www.cityofalliance.com/index.aspx?NID=176

Massillon City Health Department
111 Tremont SW
Massillon, OH 44646 
330-830-1715    

Stark County Health Department
3951 Convenience CR NW
Canton, OH 44718 
330-493-9904
http://www.starkcountyohio.gov/public-health/nursing-services/wic-women-infants-children


FOOD STAMPS/DIRECTION CARD
Stark County Job and Family Services
221 3rd St SE 
Canton, OH 44702     
330-452-4661
http://www.starkjfs.org


STARK COUNTY HUNGER TASK FORCE
408 9th St SW 
Canton, OH 44707   
330-455-6667
http://starkhunger.org/


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


COMMUNITY HARVEST 
330-493-0800
http://communityharveststark.org/hunger_sites.php


AKRON CANTON REGIONAL FOOD BANK
330-535-6900
http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/agency-list

 

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/ 

 

 

FOOD PANTRIES

 

ALLIANCE COMMUNITY PANTRY
215 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-680-8130
Food choice pantry open  Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. and Tuesday from 9:00 am - Noon
http://alliancecommunitypantry.org/

 

ALL SAINTS TEMPLE
1451 Wilbur Allen Jr Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-453-8489
Food pantry on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays at 1:00 pm
http://www.allsaintstemple.org/?fbclid=IwAR1vLYUhpklVwwU1WYh8zZswPmFs8--vSqO7dkpofAlGrN3q4d71k_uK51s

 

APOSTOLICS OF CANTON 
 901 Dueber Ave SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-453-7758
Food pantry on the 3rd Sunday from Noon -1:00 pm
http://www.theapostolicsofcanton.org/

 

THE BASILICA OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH HALL
717 Mckinley Ave NW 
Canton, OH 44703 
Food pantry every Wednesday from 9:30 am - Noon
http://www.stjohncanton.com/other/foodpantry.html

 

 

BELIEVER'S ASSEMBLY CHURCH
131 Church Ave N
Beach city OH, 44608
330-756-2900
Food pantry on the 2nd to last Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - noon. Pantry dates through 2021 are:
11/21/20,  12/19/20, 1/23/21, 2/20/21, 3/20/21, 4/17/21, 5/22/21,  6/19/21, 7/24/21, 8/21/21, 9/25/21, 10/23/21, 11/20/21, and 12/18/21
 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MASSILLON
730 Duncan St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
T.O.S.M. uses the facility parking lot for grocery distribution  on the 2nd Wednesday from 10:00 am - 11:30am and the 3rd Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

CALVARY CHURCH
3951 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, Ohio 44718
330-492-9290
Food pantry on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from  3:00 - 6:00 pm

 

CANAL FULTON COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
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 from 10:00 am- noon
http://www.trinitychurchucc.org/what-we-believe/


CANTON BAPTIST TEMPLE
515 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-477-6277
Food pantry and children's clothing assistance available
http://cantonbaptist.org/get-connected/serve/

 

CANTON CALVARY MISSION
1345 Gibbs Ave NE 
Canton, OH 44705    
330-456-4044
Food pantry  every Wednesday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee lunch every Wednesday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diapers available by request on Wednesdays
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 - 7:15 pm
http://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/#!adult-programs/xpin5
https://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/events-calender-of-events

 

 

CANTON FRIENDSHIP CENTER
2200 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-453-8776
Produce distribution on the 3rd Friday from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Food pantry available on weekdays. Call for information as an appointment may be needed. 
lunch served week days at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
http://www.cantonfriendshipcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=33

 

CANTON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
522 30th St NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-492-5698
Emergency food pantry available on a call-ahead basis
https://www.cantonnazarene.com/serve-teams

 

CARPENTERS CUPBOARD
St John United Church of Christ
516 Wooster Ave
Strasburg, OH 44680
330-878-5113
Food pantry on the 3rd Thursday
https://www.stjohnuccstrasburg.org/ministries.html

 

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

 

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH
4736 West Tuscarawas St NW
Canton, OH  44708
330-477-0586
Food pantry monthly on the 4th Saturday at 11:00 am
http://centralbaptistcanton.com/ministries-2/

 

 

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

 

 
COMMUNITY DROP IN CENTER (THE LIGHT IN CHRIST CHURCH)
1492 Cherry Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-456-7692
Food pantry on the  2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays  from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Clothing giveaway every Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
 


CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW 
Canton, OH 44702  
330-455-1053
Food pantry every  Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm - some restrictions apply 
https://www.crossroads120.org/ministries

 

CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH /FAITH KITCHEN
2219 Mahoning Rd NE 
Canton, OH 44705   
330-455-0009
Groceries and clothing are distributed  on the last Saturday after the free meal. Registration is from 10:00 - 11:30 am
http://crystalparkumc.com/faith-kitchen
 


DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 
1358 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
234-410-3733 for either location

Kingdom Center
2631 Harvard Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709

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

 

 

ELEVENTH ST CHURCH OF GOD
3026 11th St SW
Canton, Ohio 44710
330-453-8568
Emergency food pantry available on a call ahead basis
https://www.cantonchog.org/ministries/prayer-compassion/

 

FAIRLESS  FOOD CUPBOARD
St. Therese Chapel
512 South Wabash St
Brewster, OH 44613
330-756-2525 church
330-879-5836.
Salvation Army Service UnitVouchers to Belloni Foodsare available at the church the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding holidays). from 9:00  to 11:00 am
Food pantry on the 4th Thursday from 10:00 am - noon for Fairless school district residents only
During November and December the pantry is on the 3rd Thursday
http://www.stpauluccnavarre.org/welcome-3/salvation-army-navarre-service-unit


FAIRHOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
5660 Louisville St NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-2028
Food pantry on the 3rd Saturday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm



FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
6655 Firestone Rd NE
Canton, OH  44721
330-497-7087
Food pantry available. Call for information
https://faithcanton.com/connect/

 

 

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
325 Lake Ave NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-3121
Food pantry and free meal on the last Saturday of the month from 11:00 am -12:30 pm

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF CANTON
6900  Market Ave N.
N. Canton, OH 44721
330-456-2600 
Food pantry on the 3rd Friday from 9:00  - 11:00 am
 

FIRST CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
901 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44707
330-453-1719
Food pantry all Fridays except the first one of the month from 9:00  - 11:00 am
http://firstchurchcanton.com/tp60/page.asp?ID=183660
 


FIRST FRIENDS CHURCH
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-2800
Emergency non-perishable food items for congregation members by appointment
http://firstfriends.org/

 

 

FOOD FOR HOME
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1020 Wales Rd NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-8559
Food assistance for students enrolled at Massillon Middle School
http://www.fccmassillon.com/food-for-home

 

 

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
920 3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-3507
Food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 10:45 am - noon. May also have the food pantry if there is a 5th Wednesday in the month


GRACE FELLOWSHIP FOOD MINISTRY
6282 Nave St NW
Canton, OH 44706
330-833-5500.
Food emergencies call 330-879-5077
Food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
 


GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST J.I.T. FOOD MINISTRY
2300 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-454-9748
Food pantry on the 2nd Saturday- call for times and information on the procedures to follow

 


HELPING HANDS NETWORK
126 South Main St
Waynesburg, OH 44688
330-866-2005
Food pantry every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00  - 11:30 am and from 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 pantries may be available. Call for information
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/


 
JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1909  3rd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-454-3298
Food  pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from Noon - 3:00 pm
https://www.jmbccanton.com/pantry-ministry

 

 

LAKE TOWNSHIP FISH
934 West Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-1845
Food pantry every Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am and every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Must reside in the qualifying area of Lake Twp
http://laketownshipfish.org/

 

 

LIFEHOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH
7096 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-837-5188
Food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
http://lifehopechurch.org/food-pantry/

 

 

LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC PARISH
2040 Diamond St Ne
Canton, OH 44721
330-494-2759
Food pantry on the 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 am - 10:30 am 



LIVING HOPE CHURCH/VALLEY CHAPEL BRETHREN-CHRIST
1045 Trump Ave NE
East Canton, OH 44730
330-488-2919
Food is given away Sundays after services at Valley Chapel Church location
http://livinghopecma.us/events/
 
 

LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
KOUNTZE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
930 South Nickelplate St.
Louisville, OH 44641
330-704-7418
Food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
http://louisvillecommunitycupboard.weebly.com/information.html



LOUISVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
1520 California Ave NE
Louisville, OH 44641
330-875-1673
Food and clothing pantries or assistance may be available. Call for information
http://www.louisvillechurch.org/

 

 

MARLBORO CHRISTIAN CHURCH
9383 Edison St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-935-2161
Emergency food assistance by request
https://www.marlborochristian.com/need-request



MARTINDALE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
3545 Martindale Road NE
Canton, Ohio 44714
330-455-5010
Small emergency food pantry available by request
http://www.martindalechristianfellowship.org/ministries/community_outreach.html

 

MINERVA AREA FOOD PANTRY COUNCIL
Lists schedules, requirements and locations for food assistance in the Minerva area including pantries, meals and children's weekend backpack programs
https://minervafoodpantry.wordpress.com/

 

 

MINERVA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
204 N. Main St
Minerva, Oh 44657
330-868-4940
Emergency food pantry by appointment
https://minervaumc.org/

 

MT ZION COMMUNITY CHURCH
2637 Baum St SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-484-1156
email: mt.zion@sbcglobal.net
Food pantry on the 3rd Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 am open to residents of the Canton Local School district who fit certain income guidelines

 

 

NEW HOPE CHURCH - HOPE PANTRY
20990 Oak St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-2151
Food pantry on the 4th Sunday from 5:30  - 7:00 pm
http://newhopeshines.com/hope-pantry/

 
 

NEW LIFE TABERNACLE
3542 12th St NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-4279
Food pantry available on the last Sunday of the month
http://newlifemassillon.com/ministries/helping-hands/

 

 

NORTH CANTON CARES PANTRY
The Summit Church
1300 Pittsburg Ave NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-8719282
Food pantry on the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for residents in the  44720, 44721, 44685, 44718, 44709, 44630 zip codes. Open to all local veteran, military, and military DD-214 families. Photo ID as well as a piece of mail with name and address as proof of residency are required
https://www.nccpantry.com/        

 

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

 

PERRY HELPING PERRY
330-737-1281

Food pantry on the 3rd Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon
Application and Perry township residency required
Distribution location is
Trinity United Methodist Church
3757 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646
Trinity United Methodist Church 3757 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646

 

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/

 

 

RIVERTREE CHIRSTIAN CHURCH
7373 Portage St NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-494-1860
Food pantry is available by appointment.  Registration is required before the first visit  and reservations are required for all visits.

 

 

ST. BARBARA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
2813 Lincoln Way NW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-6898
October through March the food pantry on the 3rd Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 am
April through September the pantry is on the 3rd Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm
for area residents west of the viaduct. Photo ID and a current bill with correct name and address are required for proof of eligible residency

 


ST. GEORGE'S GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
364 1st St. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-3659
Food pantry on the 1st Wednesday
http://stgeorgemassillon.org/ministries/food-pantry

 

ST JOAN OF ARC
4940 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH  44708
330-477-6796
Food pantry every Monday from 5:00 - 6:30  pm
http://www.sjacanton.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31:food-cupboard&catid=3:ministries&Itemid=12

 

 

ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
101 Tremont Ave SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-5322
Meal, taxable items  and food pantry on the 3rd Tuesday from 6-7:00 pm
http://stjohns101.org/

 

ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
2427 W. Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44708
330- 453-252
Groceries, food and meal vouchers and personal products and social service referrals available by calling the church
https://www.stjosephcanton.org/st-joseph-cupboard-sjc/



ST JOSEPH 'S  CHURCH MASSILLON
322 3rd St SE 
Massillon, OH 44646   
330-833-4907
Food and clothing pantry every Monday following the meal which is served from  Noon  - 1:00 pm
https://sites.google.com/view/stjosephmassillon/home

 

 

ST LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH
300 N. Chapel St
Louisville ,OH 44641
330-875-1658
Food pantry available every Sunday from 9:45 - 10:30 am (after 8:00 am Mass) and every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

ST PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
241 South Main St. 
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-2201
Food pantry open 5 days a week- call for information
http://stpaulncanton.org/helping-hands/

 

ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
515 E. Line St.
Minerva, OH 44657
330-868-4918
Food pantry on the 4th Friday from 8:30 - 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 to residents of the Fairless School District
Zip codes 44662, 44613, 44608 and 44689 only
http://www.stpauluccnavarre.org/welcome-3/salvation-army-navarre-service-unit



ST MARY/ST. BENEDICT PARISH    
St. Mary's
1602 Market Avenue S.
Canton, OH 44707  
330-453-2110
Food pantry on the 2nd Saturday
http://www.stmary-stbenedict.com/parish-outreach
 

 

 

SAINT MARY'S CHURCH MASSILLON
Parish Office
726 1st St NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-837-0084
Food pantry available by appointment

 

 

ST TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
226  3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-3183
Food assistance available upon request
https://www.sttimsmassillon.com/outreach/
 

SALVATION ARMY 
Food pantry, clothing, and meal services vary by location. Call for information about available programs

315 6TH St NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-6473

420 Market Ave S
Canton, OH 44702  
330-453-0159

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

Salvation Army of Minerva
330-868-5808

Navarre
See St. Paul UCC



SHERRICK ROAD CHURCH OF GOD
1121 Sherrick Rd.  
Canton 44707   
330-456-1165
Food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those in need must call at 10:00 am to make an appointment
 
 

STARK COUNTY HUNGER TASK FORCE
Goodwill Campus
408  9th St SW
Canton, Oh 44707
330-455-6667
Emergency food pantry
http://starkhunger81.wpengine.com/

 

STRASBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
CARPENTER'S CUPBOARD
206 2nd St NW
Strasburg, OH 44680
330-878-5179
Food pantry on the 3rd Thursday from 9:00 -11:00 am and 5:30- 7:30 pm

 

TOTAL LIVING CENTER 
2221 9th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Every Sunday  a  free meal  is served at 5:20 pm followed by worship service at 6:00 followed by grocery distribution
Lunch served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Every Wednesday a free  meal is served at 5:20 pm followed by healing service at 6:00 pm followed by grocery distribution 
Service attendance may be required
Chiropractor, laundromat, clothing room and haircuts also available
http://thetotallivingcenter.org/get-help/

 
 

TRINITY GOSPEL TEMPLE CARE CENTER
1612 West Tuscarawas St
Canton, OH 44708
330-453-2519 x 129
Food pantry on the 3rd Thursday from 9:00 am - Noon
Clothing and haircuts may also be available
https://trinitybrotherdave.org/DreamCenter/ 
 
 

 

TRUE NORTH CHURCH
501 W. Line St.
Minerva, OH 44657
330-868-3809
Emergency food assistance available by calling the church office
Food pantry on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the Minerva Community Center 123 Brock Ave, Minerva, OH 44657
http://www.tncag.com/communityinvolvement.html
 

 

TRUE VINE REVIVAL CENTER
1618 Navarre Rd SW
Canton, Ohio 44706
330-488-6242
Meal and food pantry on the last Thursday from  5:00 - 7:00 pm

 

 

 TUSLAW FOOD PANTRY
CHAPEL OF THE CROSS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
14411 Orville St. NW
N. Lawrence, OH  44666
330-832-6885
For emergency food assistance call the church office
Food pantry on the 3rd Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 am
http://www.chapelumc.org/tuslaw-food-pantry.html

 

 

WESTBROOK PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2521 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-456-4797
Food pantry on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm
https://www.westbrookparkumc.org/



ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
349 Lindy Lane Ave NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-3909
Food pantry and clothes closet twice a month. Call or check church calendar for information
https://zionevangelicallutheranchurch.godaddysites.com/food-pantry

 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


LAKE  TOWNSHIP FISH
934 West Maple St
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-499-4303
Holiday assistance available to Lake Twp residents in the qualifying area. Call for information.
http://laketownshipfish.org/about.php



CATHOLIC  CHARITIES

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

THANKSGIVING BASKETS
http://www.thanksgivingbasketscanton.org

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
330-454-3841

http://communitychristmas.org