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. This information is current as of September 2019. Please contact providers for verification and precise program details as they may be subject to change without notice.
 
 

MEAL LOCATIONS BY DAY OF THE WEEK

 

6 - 7 DAYS A WEEK

REFUGE OF HOPE MINISTRIES
715 2nd  St.  NE 
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-0159 
Meals every weekday  at 4:30 pm and 5:30 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
Bag lunches distributed Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm
Soup kitchen on Mondays from  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meal every Sunday from 6:00  - 7:00 pm 
http://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/CantonCitadelYearLong

 

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

 


SUNDAY

ABUNDANT LIFE HARVEST CHURCH
821 Gibbs Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-456-0009
Meal and food giveaway following mandatory service attendance on Sundays at 11:00 am

 

 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH/WESLEY HALL
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-1053
Breakfast every Sunday from  6:30 - 8:45 am
Lunch every Sunday at 1:00 pm
Dinner & clothing giveaway on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 7:00- 9:00 pm
Food pantry every  Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm - some restrictions apply
http://www.crossroads120.org/food-ministry

 

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


FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
909 East Tuscarawas St
Canton, OH 44707
330-456-0210
Every Sunday prayer service at 4:30 pm followed by dinner
Lunch on the  2nd and  last Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 1:00 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 and Sunday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
https://hopeoutreachministry.org/

 

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

 

ST JAMES CHURCH AT CROSSROADS
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
http://www.loveserveteach.org/s.a.l.t.-box-ministries.htm

 


MONDAY

CANTON FRIENDSHIP CENTER
2200 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-453-8776
lunch served week days at 11:30 am
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

 

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

 


TUESDAY

ALLIANCE OF CHURCHES 
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
470 E. Broadway St.
Alliance, OH 44601  
330-829-9294
Meals every Tuesday at 5:30 pm
Clothing is available at the same time
http://www.cumcalliance.org/ministries.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
6655 Firestone Rd NE
Canton, OH  44721
330-497-7087
Community meal on the last Tuesday at 6:00 pm
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/

 

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

 

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
http://otterbeinconnection.org/community-meal/

 


REEDURBAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
1145 Perry Dr NW 
Canton, OH 44708
330- 477-2838
Meals on the last  Tuesday from  4:00 - 6:30 pm January through October. In November and December the meal date is subject to change due to the holidays.
http://www.reedurbanpc.com/meet-human-needs/community-dinner.html

 

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
330-456-4044
Meals every Wednesday  from  11:30 am - 1:00 pm and every  Saturday at 6:30 pm
Food pantry is open every Wednesday and the 1st Saturday & 3rd Thursday of each month.
1st Monday  produce and non-perishable items are available from the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank.
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
lunch served week days at 11:30 am
http://www.cantonfriendshipcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=33

 

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
Every Sunday prayer service at  4:30 pm followed by dinner

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ST GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
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
139 Main St. SW
Brewster, OH 44613
330-767-6092
Meals on the 2nd Thursday from 5:00  - 6:30 pm
http://www.brewsterfriends.com/ministries/community-outreach/

 

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

 

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
114 East Main St 
Alliance 44601
330-821-2880
Meals on the 2nd and 3rd  Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 

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

 

NEWCOMERS CHAPEL
11789 Sarbaugh St SW
Massillon, OH 44647
330-833-9781
Community meal when there is a 5th Thursday in the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
https://newcomerschapel.com/other-ministries/

 

TRUE VINE REVIVAL CENTER
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
 103 Milton St
Wilmot, OH 44689
330-359-7188
Community meal on the 3rd Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm


 

FRIDAY

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

 

CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH/WESLEY HALL
120 Cleveland Ave SW 
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-1053
Breakfast every Sunday from  6:30 - 8:45 am
Lunch every Sunday at 1:00 pm
Dinner & clothing giveaway on the  1st and 3rd Fridays from 7:00- 9:00 pm
Food pantry every  Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm - some restrictions apply
http://www.crossroads120.org/food-ministry

 

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
Bread giveaway Monday - Thursday 10:00  am until supplies are gone
Emergency food pantry available
https://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/alliance

 

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
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/
 

 

CANTON CALVARY MISSION
1345 Gibbs Ave NE 
Canton, OH 44705
330-456-4044
Meals every Wednesday from  11:30 am - 1:00 pm and every  Saturday at 6:30 pm
Food pantry is open every Wednesday and the 1st Saturday & 3rd Thursday of each month.
1st Monday  produce and non-perishable items are available from the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank.
http://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/#!adult-programs/xpin5
https://www.cantoncalvarymission.net/events-calender-of-events


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 at 4:00 pm
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   
http://www.cantoncpc.org/servinginourcommunity

 

COMMUNITY LIFE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
1104 Walnut Ave NE
Canton, Ohio 44704
330-454-3608
Free breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - noon



CRYSTAL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH /FAITH KITCHEN
2219 Mahoning 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 just the meal
 


DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 

1358 Cleveland Ave NW 
Canton, OH 44703   
330-458-4920
Soup Kitchen and clothing distribution on the 2nd and  4th Saturday from  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Food Pantry on the 2nd Friday from  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
 
FAIRHOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 


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

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


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     


TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
725 S. Arch St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-6837
Seasonal soup and sandwich lunch on  Saturdays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm during the months of November through March

 

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

 

 

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