FREE MEAL LOCATIONS

 

This page contains information about where to find free meals. 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. Unless otherwise noted, this information has been verified  as of September 2021 but may not reflect cancellations or modifications due to COVID-19.  Please contact providers for verification and precise program details as they may be subject to change without notice.
 
 
 
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/

 

 

MEAL LOCATIONS BY DAY OF THE WEEK

 

MULTIPLE  DAYS A WEEK

 

REFUGE OF HOPE MINISTRIES
715 2nd  St.  NE 
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-1785
Meals every weekday dine-in at 4:30 -6:00 pm
Lunch every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:00 am
http://www.refugeofhope.com

 

SALVATION ARMY CANTON CITADEL CORPS
420 Market Ave S 
Canton, OH 44702  
330-453-0159
Lunches available Monday through Friday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/canton/overcome-poverty/

 

TOTAL LIVING CENTER 
2221 9TH St SW 
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Service attendance may be required
Lunch served Monday & Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Every Wednesday meal served at  5:20 pm followed by healing service at 6:00 pm
Chiropractor, haircuts, laundry room and clothing distribution also available
http://thetotallivingcenter.org/get-help/

 

CANTON FRIENDSHIP CENTER
2200 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-453-8776
Carry out lunch served week days from 11:30 - Noon
http://www.cantonfriendshipcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=33

 

JOSHUA CASTEEL HOUSE- ALLIANCE CATHOLIC WORKER
830 Freedom Ave 
Alliance, Oh 44601
330-680-4501
Meal schedule:
Sundays at 3:00 pm
Mondays at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am
Wednesdays at 11:30 am
The 3rd Saturday at 3:00 pm
http://alliancecatholicworker.simplesite.com/440558982

 

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/

 

 


SUNDAY

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Breakfast every Sunday from  6:30am - 9:30 am
Lunch every Sunday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Canton Free Store provides food, clothing and household goods
https://cantonforallpeople.org/church/about-us/hot-meals-at-crossroads-umc/

 

FAMILY MATTERS RESOURCE CENTER
SOUL FOOD SUNDAY
1150 E. State St (Alliance College Plaza)
Alliance, OH 44601
330-913-7007
Provides meals by delivery or pick up on the first Sunday of each month
https://www.femiohio.org/femi



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/

 

ST JAMES CHURCH AT CROSSROADS *suspended due to COVID*
11491 Elton St SW
Navarre, OH 44662
Meals on the 3rd Sunday after the service

 

ST JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
408 W. Market St
Canal Fulton, OH 44614  
330-854-2159
Meals on the 2nd and last  Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. A bag of groceries may also be available to take home.
http://www.loveserveteach.org/s.a.l.t.-box-ministries.htm

 

MT  PLEASEANT BAPTIST CHURCH
821 O'Jays Parkway NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-754-6429 
Meal on the 4th Saturday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/mtpleasantcanton 

 

 

URBAN ARK
Dinner every Sunday at 5:00 pm as of September 1, 2021 the meal will be served at
First Lutheran Church
909 Tuscarawas St E,
Canton, OH 44707
https://www.urbanarkcanton.com/

 

VINE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH *program temporarily suspended*
1544 W. Vine St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-8580
Breakfast available on Sundays at 9:30 am prior to church services
https://www.vineumc.org/outreachmission
 

 

 

MONDAY

 

ST JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 3rd St SE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-4907
Meal and food pantry every Monday from Noon - 1:00 pm 
https://sites.google.com/view/stjosephmassillon/calendar

 

 


TUESDAY

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MASSILLON
730 Duncan St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-4395
Community meal every Tuesday from Noon- 1:00 pm


CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
470 East Broadway St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-7136
Free dinner every Tuesday at 5:30 pm
https://www.cumcalliance.org/

 

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
6655 Firestone Rd NE
Canton, OH  44721
330-497-7087
Community meal on the last Tuesday 
https://faithcanton.com/connect/

 

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/

 

 

OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6025 Shepler Church Ave
Navarre, OH 44662
330-484-2776
Meals on the 3rd Tuesday from   5:00 - 6:00 pm
http://otterbeinconnection.org/community-meal/

 

 

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 
 
CANTON CALVARY MISSION
1345 Gibbs Ave NE 
Canton, OH 44705
330-454-8610
Food pantry is open every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.
A lunch meal is  also be available every Wednesday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
https://www.cantoncalvarymission.org/
 

 


FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
909 East  Tuscarawas St
Canton, OH 44707
330-456-0210
Lunch on the 2nd and  last Wednesdays from  11:30 am  - 1:00 pm
 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
988 Cherry Rd NW 
Massillon, OH 44647
330-837-1901
Meals every  Wednesday from  10:45 am - Noon
http://www.massillonkofc554.org/

 

 

 MASSILLON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
1323 Lincoln Way NW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-832-3400
Meal every Wednesday from 530 - 6:45 pm - program to resume beginning of October 

 

 

ST GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH *program suspended*
364 1st St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-3659
Meal on the 4th Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am

 



THURSDAY

 

BREWSTER FRIENDS CHURCH *suspended due to pandemic*
139 Main St. SW
Brewster, OH 44613
330-767-6092
Meals on the 2nd Thursday from 5:00  - 6:30 pm



COMMUNITY SERVICES OF STARK COUNTY
THE BASILICA OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH HALL
717 Mckinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Meals every  Thursday from  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
http://www.stjohncanton.com/other/samaritantable.html



FEED MY SHEEP MINISTRIES  *suspended due to pandemic*
114 East Main St 
Alliance 44601
330-821-2880
Meals on the 2nd and 3rd  Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm



MICHAEL'S MEALS
First Christian Church
1141 West Beech Street,
Alliance OH 44601
330-823-6620
Meal on the 3rd Thursday from 5:00 -6:00 pm.
https://www.alliancefcc.com/michaelsworld  


NEWCOMERS CHAPEL
11789 Sarbaugh St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-9781
Community meal on the 1st Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
https://newcomerschapel.com/other-ministries/



TRUE VINE REVIVAL CENTER  *unable to confirm*
1618 Navarre Rd SW
Canton, OH 44706 
330- 488-6242
Meals and food pantry on  the last Thursday from  5:00 - 7:00 pm



WILMOT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH *suspended due to pandemic*
 103 Milton St
Wilmot, OH 44689
330-359-7188
Community meal on the 3rd Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm


 

FRIDAY

 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW 
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Free meal on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canton Free Store provides food, clothing and household goods 
https://cantonforallpeople.org/church/about-us/hot-meals-at-crossroads-umc/



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/



SALVATION ARMY MASSILLON CORPS
315 6th St NE 
Massillon, OH 44646 
330-833-6473
Meals every Friday from 11:00 am - Noon
Food Pantry - call for info



SALVATION ARMY ALLIANCE CORPS
57 West Main St 
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5188
Meals every Friday from Noon - 1:00 pm
Food pantry available weekdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/alliance/cure-hunger/



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



SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH *suspended due to pandemic*
4796 Crossroads Rd NE
Magnolia, OH 44643
330-866-9293
Community meal on the 2nd Friday at 4:30 pm
http://sotvchurch.com/

 

 

SATURDAY

 

ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Cityserve Program
303 8th St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-837-2271
Community hot lunch usually on the 3rd Saturday at 10:00 am
http://alcfohio.org/
 

 


CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
47 2nd St NE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-7455
Meals on the 2nd  Saturday from  10:45 am - Noon
Clothes are also available
http://www.massilloncpc.org/component/jevents/month.calendar

 

 

CHAPEL OF THE CROSS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
14411 Orville St. NW
N. Lawrence, OH  44666
330-832-6885
Meals on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 4:30 pm - 6:oo pm  *due to the pandemic this is a food pantry giveaway instead of a meal*
http://www.chapelumc.org/tuslaw-food-pantry.html
 
 
 
CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
530 W. Tuscarawas St. 
Canton, OH 44702
330-456-8113
Meals on the 2nd Saturday  from  8:30 - 10:00 am   
https://cantoncpc.org/food-clothing-prayer/

 

 

CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
55 East Main Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
330-501-8262
Clothing closet on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm,  Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm and the 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/

 

CROSSROADS UMC
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Free meal every Saturday from 7:00 am - 9:00 am 
https://cantonforallpeople.org/church/about-us/hot-meals-at-crossroads-umc/

 
 
 
CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH /FAITH KITCHEN *some services suspended due to pandemic*
2219 Mahoning Rd NE 
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-0009
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
*Currently the only program operating is a drive thru food pantry on the last Saturday from 10:00 am - Noon*
 
 
 
FAIRHOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH *program suspended due to COVID*
5660 Louisville St NE
Louisville, OH 446
330-875-2028
Meals on the 3rd Saturday from 5:00  - 6:00 pm
https://sites.google.com/view/myfairhopeumc/missions
 


FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
325 Lake Ave NW 
Massillon, OH 44646     
330-833-3121
Meal and food pantry on the last Saturday from  11:00 am -12:30 pm

 


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
301 Lincoln Way E. 
Massillon, OH 44646  
330- 833-8529
Meals on the 3rd Saturday from  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
https://www.fumcmassillon.org/calendar/

 

 

GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 
933 Main St W
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-3875
Breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10:00 am - noon
Paper products and personal care items may also be available on the 4th Saturday
https://www.graceuccmassillon.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/

 

 

LINK CHURCH   *programs suspended indefinitely due to COVID*
1128 Walnut Rd SW
Masillon, OH 44647
330-833-1200
Clothing giveaway and community lunch on the 1st Saturday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

 


ST MARY/ST. BENEDICT PARISH
St. Benedict's 
2207 Third St SE 
Canton, OH 44707
330-453-2110
Meals on the last Saturday *suspended due to pandemic*

St. Mary's
1602 Market Avenue S.
Canton, OH 44707  
330-453-2110
Food pantry on the 2nd Saturday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am
http://www.stmary-stbenedict.com/parish-outreach

 

ST PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
425 Cleveland Ave SW 
Canton 44701
330-455-0286
Meal on the  3rd Saturday at  11:00 am (not available in November)
http://www.stpaulscanton.org/outreach.html     



TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH *suspended due to COVID*
3757 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646
330-477-1204
Breakfast on the 3rd Saturday from 8:00 - 10:00 am

 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


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