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 in November & December. Unless otherwise noted, this information has been verified  as of September  2023.  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
minervafoodpantry.wordpress.com
facebook.com/FoodForMinerva

 

 

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
Dinner every weekday from 4:30 -6:00 pm
Lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am - noon
refugeofhope.com

 

SALVATION ARMY CANTON CITADEL CORPS 
420 Market Ave S 
Canton, OH 44702
Social Service office 330-453-0158
Hot lunches available on Monday and bag lunches available on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/canton/cure-hunger
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 through 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
totallivingcenter.org/services

 

CANTON FRIENDSHIP CENTER
2200 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-453-8776
Carry out lunch served week days at Noon
commquest.org/who-we-are/canton-friendship-center

 

JOSHUA CASTEEL HOUSE- ALLIANCE CATHOLIC WORKER 
830 Freedom Ave 
Alliance, Oh 44601
330-680-4501
Meal schedule:
Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The 1st Friday of the month from5:30 -6:30 pm
The 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

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 (approx. 12:30 pm).
hopeoutreachministry.org

 

HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM (HOT)
HOT Coffee Shop
800 Smith Ave. SW
Canton, Ohio 44706
330-412-9754
Food pantry on the1st and 3rd Wednesday and last Friday of the month from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Free meals are available Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm 
May also provide blessing bags, temporary assistance, connections to services, & overnight beds through area churches

 

 


SUNDAY

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Meals on the 1st and 3rd Fridays  from 7:00 -9:00 pm
Breakfast every Saturday from7:00 -9:00 am
Breakfast every Sunday from  6:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch every Sunday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Canton Free Store provides food, clothing and household goods
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
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 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 (approx. 12:30 pm).
hopeoutreachministry.org

 

NEW WAY UMC
6312 Navarre Rd SW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-484-1136
Free hot meal offered on Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
newwayumc.com/activities/calendar

  

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.
loveserveteach.org/s.a.l.t.-box-ministries

 

URBAN ARK
A hot meal is provided at 5:00 pm. at
701 N. Walnut
Canton, OH 44702
urbanarkcanton.com

 

 

 

MONDAY

 

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 emergency food bags may be available by appointment.
Blessing Box available outside of ministry hours
clothedinrighteousness.org

 

ST JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 3rd St SE 
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-6898
Meal and food pantry every Monday from Noon - 1:00 pm 

 

 


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 5:00 pm
cumcalliance.org

 

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
6655 Firestone Rd NE
Canton, OH  44721
330-497-7087
Community meal on the last Tuesday 
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 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 (approx. 12:30 pm).
hopeoutreachministry.org

 

NEW GREATER PEACE CHURCH
2237 6th St SW
Canton, Ohio 44706
330-801-8737
Free dinner is available every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6025 Shepler Church Ave
Navarre, OH 44662
330-484-2776
Meals on the 3rd Tuesday from   5:00 - 6:30 pm
otterbeinconnection.org/community-meal

 

ST PAUL UCC
21 Wooster St NW
Navarre, OH 44662
330-879-5836
Fairless Salvation Army provides a free meal at this location on the 1st Tuesday of the month
stpauluccnavarre.org/salvation-army-navarre-service-unit

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 

CROSS POINTE CHURCH
Canton, OH 44709
330-492-9290
Community meal Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
cpointe.church/compassion

  

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

 

 



THURSDAY

 


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 emergency food bags may be available by appointment.
Blessing Box available outside of ministry hours
clothedinrighteousness.org

 

 

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
stjohncanton.com/other/samaritantable

 

 

MICHAEL'S MEALS
333 E Market Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Free meal on the 4th Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Provided by First Christian Church - questions call 330-823-6620
alliancefcc.com/michaelsworld  

 

 

FRIDAY

 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave SW 
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Meals on the 1st and 3rd Fridays  from 7:00 -9:00 pm
Breakfast every Saturday from7:00 -9:00 am
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

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 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 (approx. 12:30 pm).
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

 

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH  
4796 Crossroads Rd NE 
Magnolia, OH 44643 
330-866-9293 
A monthly free evening meal delivery is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to area residents. The meal is usually on the 2nd Friday unless there are scheduling conflicts at the church.



SALVATION ARMY ALLIANCE CORPS
57 West Main St 
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5188
Meals every Friday from Noon - 1:00 pm
Food pantry also available
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
stpaulsmassillon.org/outreach-ministries
spmassillon.ccbchurch.com/w_calendar

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

CANTON FNB (Food Not Bombs)
Located on the corner of Rex and 4th St NE Canton, OH 44702 (behind Deli Ohio and Stark Fresh)
Serves a free vegetarian meal on Saturdays 
Summer hours: 4:00-5:30pm
Winter hours: 3:00-4:30pm
(Switches with daylight savings)  
Toiletries, seasonal items, Narcan kits  and other harm reduction supplies (distributed from Harm Reduction Ohio) are also available during the meal hours
facebook.com/CantonFNB

 

 
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
massilloncpc.org/component/jevents/month.calendar
massilloncpc.org/activities-events/events/eventdetail/32550/-/need-a-lunch

 
 
 
CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
530 W. Tuscarawas St. 
Canton, OH 44702
330-456-8113
Meals on the 2nd Saturday from 8:30 - 10:00 am   
cpc.org/food-clothing-prayer

 

 

CROSSROADS UMC
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Meals on the 1st and 3rd Fridays  from 7:00 -9:00 pm
Breakfast every Saturday from7:00 -9:00 am
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
cantonforallpeople.org/church/about-us/hot-meals-at-crossroads-umc

 
 
 

DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
KINGDOM CENTER
2631 Harvard Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
234-410-3733 

ALTERNATE LOCATION
OUTREACH CENTER
1358 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703

Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th  Friday from 10:00 am - noon
Clothing giveaway on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
A meal or bag lunch may also be available during the clothing giveaway.
The service schedule does not change but the location may vary between the Kingdom Center & the Outreach Center.
As of September 2023 distributions are being held  at the Kingdom Center.

 


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 CHURCH COGIC
1125 Gonder Ave SE
Canton, Ohio 44707
330-455-3220
Breakfast every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month beginning at 8:00am.
firstchurchcogic/ministries

  


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
fumcmassillon.org/missions/heavens-kitchen

 

 

GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 
933 Main St W
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-3875
Drive-thru 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
graceuccmassillon.org
graceuccmassillon.org/events

 

 

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 (approx. 12:30 pm).
hopeoutreachministry.org

 

 

LINK CHURCH   
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
facebook.com/linkchurch

 

 

MT. PLEASANT 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

 

 

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
3828 Cleveland Ave, SW
Canton, Ohio 44707
330-484-4400
Meal on the 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm (or food runs out).
Food pantry is the 4th Saturday from 11am to Noon (or groceries run out)
peacecanton.org/salt-and-light-soup-kitchen

 

 

ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
101 Tremont Ave SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-5322
Heart Ministry Taxable is on the 3rd Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 am and includes a free breakfast, food pantry and taxable items. 
Photo ID and proof of Massillon residency required for give aways.
saint-johns-ucc.org/outreach-ministries

 

 

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)
stpaulscanton.org/outreach  


 

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
330-454-384
communitychristmas.org