Arguably the agency with the most extensive resources and services is the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Program. Call them at (740) 653-4146. They offer low income, elderly, and other qualified individuals with numerous social services and assistance programs. The programs offered by the community action agency include:
In addition to those programs run by the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Program, several other resources may be provided, including referrals and more. Phone (740) 653-4146.
Canal Winchester Human Services, phone number (614) 834-3888, provides access to assistance programs to residents and families of the Canal Winchester School District. Some of the services provided include Emergency Assistance, Senior Transportation, Tools for Schools, Adopt-A-Family and also local Community Events.
The Fairfield County/Lancaster Salvation Army runs a program known as the Good Samaritan Center. This facility provides help for bills and expenses, such as rent aid, utility and heating bills. They can also refer people to Ohio and federal government assistance programs. Also gain access to support for various other activities. In addition, get access to social interaction and nursing services in a nurturing environment for both senior citizens and adults who need socialization, supervision and assistance during the day.
This center can also refer individuals to other local resources, including state of Ohio and federal government programs such as food stamps and LIHEAP. The Lancaster Ohio Salvation Army office also has an on site thrift store for the general public and can provide free Christmas assistance to the needy, in particular children from low income families. (740) 687-1921. Learn more.
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action provides the low income with access to a food pantry and other social services. For example, receive applications to WIC, food stamps, and other government aid. Location is 1743 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio, 740.653.4146
Lutheran Social Services, 2045 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio, dial (740) 653-2265. Some of what may be offered includes shelter, assistance for seniors, and a food bank for Fairfield County and more. Get information and referrals to emergency housing, rent, and heating bill programs too. More information.
St. Vincent DePaul is located at 424 East Locust Street in Lancaster, Ohio. Call 740-653-6037 for intake. The charity, and its volunteers, can provide qualified low income residents with numerous assistance programs. They include meals, food, possible financial help for rent or energy bills, and medications. Learn more.
The Lighthouse can help women and children that were impacted by domestic violence. Receive referrals, housing assistance, and supportive services. Case managers can provide information on job training and federal government and state of Ohio programs. The non-profit supports Fairfield County. (740) 687-4423.
If you are struggling to provide food or meals to your family, call Foundation Dinners. This non-profit charity agency provides support to the low income. They will have a free meal and food assistance program for needy families and individuals in Lancaster and the Fairfield County Ohio area. A hot, cooked meal is served at 4:30 p.m. every evening, even including weekends and holidays included. (740) 653-3233
Maywood Community Outreach is located at 1029 South Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio. Call (740) 653-4458
Lancaster Vineyard Church, 423 West Wheeling (AGAPE Building), Lancaster, Ohio. Call (740) 689-8463 for distribution hours.
New Hope Assembly of God - Phone 740-687-3553
Victory Center: 221 Madison Avenue, dial 740-756-7434. This location has both food, groceries, and clothing, including Christmas and school assistance.
St. Peters Lutheran Church can provide clothing, linens, and blankets for the poor, homeless, and needy. Dial 740-653-1950.
Baltimore pantry is located at 1760 West Market Street, Baltimore, Ohio. Call 740-687-0500.
Calvary United Methodist Church, 124 Purvis Avenue, Bremen, Ohio, dial (740) 569-7249. Groceries, canned goods, application for government support and more may be available.
David’s United Church of Christ in Canal Winchester. Dial 614-470-2574.
Eagle Rock Church is located at 6810 Blacklick Eastern Road, Pickerington, Ohio. The walk in pantry is open limited hours.
Maple Street United Methodist Free Store sells gently used goods to the public. This can include winter coats, clothing, shoes, and similar goods. Household goods and maybe even furniture may be available as well. The location is a regional thrift store. 740-653-2812
The United Methodist Food Pantry (aka the Millersport Community Pantry) is a partner agency of Mid-Ohio Foodbank and a guest choice pantry. MCFP does not normally give out a pre-prepared box of food, except for some special holiday events. This will be determined at the discretion of the pantry. Guests of the center may choose from quantities of available food or grocery items based on the size of their household. MCFP serves Walnut Township (except Thurston) and all programs available will follow Mid-Ohio Foodbank guidelines. Proof of residence is required. The pantry is open Thursday evenings 7PM – 8:30PM and the last Saturday of the month 9AM – 11AM. the site may be closed &/or rescheduled on some holidays. For information, call the Millersport United Methodist Church office at 740-467-2622.
Outreach Mission of Pleasantville, Ohio. This is a regional food bank.
PCMA Food Pantry, 70 Cross Street, Pickerington, Ohio. Telephone (614) 834-0079.
Additional food programs operate in the county. Pantries as well as non-profit clothing closets may have free groceries, Christmas meals, clothing, and much more. Continue reading.
The Southeast Ohio Sight Center, Inc. (phone (740) 687-4785) performs functional low vision exams for low income people and those with limited insurance. The agency teaches techniques and use of adaptive aids, provides supportive services to improve independent functioning of the blind and visually impaired in the area.
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