Akron Ohio and Summit County food pantries.

Emergency food and groceries are provided by food banks and pantries in Akron and Summit County Ohio. The leading distribution centers, churches, and locations to receive meals, free food, and other support are listed below. Many have limited hours and funding available, so it is usually recommended to call in advance for more details.

Most of the food pantries in the region focus on helping the low income, unemployed, working poor, families with children, and seniors. Any type of groceries from the centers and other forms of aid will usually be prioritized for them. However most of the centers will rarely, if ever, turn anyone away from receiving assistance.

Volunteers and other staff are committed to providing free food, groceries, and meals to as many people as possible. If they can’t help you meet you need, they will usually refer you to other locations in Summit County, or help you apply for federal government or state of Ohio assistance programs such as SNAP food stamps or WIC. There are other USDA programs that can also be relied on to preventing hunger, such as surplus commodities or free school lunches.

Many food pantries will also serve as, or have information on, local thrift stores and clothing closets in Summit County. These can provide items such as clothing vouchers, winter coats, or baby diapers and formula. These services are in addition to any free boxes of groceries passed out.

Akron Summit Community Action - Springfield
Main office address - 1367 Doty Drive
Akron, OH 44306
Food bank phone - (330) 784-3301
The community action agency offers many programs for the low income and disadvantaged, including free food, referrals to financial assistance (such as rent and heating bills), child care and nutrition programs, and other aid.

Akron Blind Center
325 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
Phone - (330) 253-2555

 

 

 

 

Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44307
Phone - (330) 434-3101
Helps people regardless of background, race, or income levels. An onsite food pantry is available, as well as free housing counseling and other social service programs.

Arlington Memorial Baptist Church
Church address - 2330 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44312
Call either (330) 733-8311 or (330) 376-4850

Blessed Trinity Parish
300 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310
(330) 376-5144

Catholic Charities Community Services Of Summit County At Blessed Trinity Parish
Address: 300 East Tallmadge Avenue - Food Pantry
Akron, OH 44310
(330) 475-0321
This non-profit charity is a leading Summit County organization to call for food, financial help, and information on government programs such as WIC and lunches for school kids. Read more.

Celebration Church
Location - 688 Dan Street
Akron, Ohio 44310
(330) 762-7458
Special holiday meals may be served too, including at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Baskets of perishable food can help during those timeframes.

The - Akron Campus Chapel
135 Fir Hill
Akron, Ohio 44304
Main phone number - (330) 376-6400

Christ Is The Answer Ministries
379 East South Street
Akron, OH 44311
(330) 376-1869
A free pantry is on site. The faith based charity also has a soup kitchen for people in poverty and the homeless.

Cornerstone Free Methodist Church
578 Killian Road
Akron, OH 44319
(330) 644-3937

Faith And Prayer International Outreach Ministries
1461 Aster Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44301
(330) 459-1197
Call for referrals and information on social services. They have a clothing closet, thrift store, food pantry, and other assistance for the needy in Summit County.

Faith Temple Church Of The Living God
Address - 701 Sylvan Avenue
Akron, OH 44306
(330) 724-6823

First Apostolic Faith Church
Location of church - 790 Easter Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
(330) 376-4850 Or (330) 762-9139

First Congregational Church
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308
Call - (330) 253-5109
Food, including fruits, vegetables, milk, and dairy items are passed out in Summit County.

First Presbyterian Church
647 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44304
Phone - (330) 434-5183. Get information and hours.

Forest Hill Community Church
724 Damon Street
Akron, OH 44310
(330) 376-4850 Or (330) 434-8384

Good Neighbors - Ellet Good Neighbors, North Springfield Presbyterian Church
Stop by 2630 Albrecht Road or dial the number below.
Akron, OH 44312
For hours, call (330) 784-1395

 

 

 

 

Good Neighbors - Main Office
1453 Goodyear Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44305
Call - (330) 733-1453
A comprehensive assistance program for the low income and needy. They also can offer referrals to a low cost Meal on Wheels service.

Heart 4 The City
954 Eastland Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
Phone of food pantry - (330) 784-1350

 

 

 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
50 North Prospect Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
Dial (330) 376-5154 for services.
Food boxes, canned goods like soups and rice, and breads may be offered.

Immaculate Conception Church
2101 17Th Street Southwest
Akron, OH 44314
(330) 376-4850 Emergency Food Line
Bags of groceries for low income families, snacks for children, and other support is available.

Joanne's Pantry
1424 Sprague
Akron, OH 44305
Dial the pantry at (330) 633-3502

Kenmore Community Church Of The Nazarene
Church address 2025 12th Street Southwest. A food bank is on site.
Akron, Ohio 44314
(330) 745-7720

Lakemore United Methodist Church
Location - 1536 Flickinger Road
Akron, OH 44312
(330) 733-6531
Has limited hours. Dial for information.

Living Stone Apostolic Church
587 South Arlington Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
(330) 773-7981
Meals, supplies for babies (formula or diapers) and groceries may be available.

Lockwood United Methodist Church
3680 Manchester Road
Akron, OH 44319
Main Phone - (330) 376-4850. Call the Emergency Food Line for information.

Mature Services
Location is 415 South Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320
(330) 253-4597 Ext. 140
Assistance focuses on senior citizens in the area. Home delivered meals, food, and more.

Middlebury Chapel
82 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306
Call the pantry at (330) 253-1921

 

 

 

 

Miller Avenue United Church Of Christ
Main site location - 1095 Edison Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44301
(330) 253-2324

Mothers Assisting Mothers
Address: 915 North Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44310
Tele: (330) 606-7104
Free food for families with children. Other support, guidance, and advice are provided too. The charity may also have information on baby formula or free diapers for mothers, including single parents.

Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
401 Robert Street
Akron, Ohio 44306

Mount Olive Food Pantry
1180 Slosson Street
Akron, OH 44320
Phone - (330) 836-5562
Surplus USDA commodities are passed out by volunteers. The food bank can also help people apply for SNAP food stamps or receive personal hygiene items.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Main church location - 327 Cuyahoga Street
Akron, OH 44310
Call the Emergency Food Line at (330) 376-4850

North Hill Community House
526 North Howard Street
Akron, OH 44310
Phone - (330) 375-5065

Original Church Of God - Akron
Food bank address - 807 Coburn Street
Akron, OH 44311
Telephone: (330) 376-3604

Phillip's Chapel
413 Iroquois Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
(330) 376-4850
Can provide counseling, free meals and groceries, and spiritual guidance.

Saint Bernard - Saint Mary Parish
44 University Avenue
Akron, OH 44308-1609
(330) 376-4850 Emergency Food Line

Saint John's CME Church
1233 South Hawkins Avenue
Akron, OH 44320
(330) 376-4850 Emergency Food Line

Salvation Army - Summit County Romig Road
2207 Romig Road
Akron, Ohio 44320
(330) 996-4255

Salvation Army - Summit County, Maple
190 South Maple Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
Phone - (330) 376-4850
Both this and the Salvation Army mentioned immediately above support Summit County Ohio residents who need help. Food, clothing, meals, perishable items are all provided. Also access housing assistance, such as rent and shelter. They are a leading social service agency in the area.

 

 

 

Second Baptist Church
690 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
(330) 762-6879
Free holiday meals are served along with bags of groceries.

Southside Dreams Association
547 Mckinley Avenue
Akron, OH 44311
(330) 786-0295

Tennis Allstars - Main Office
1293 Copley Road
Akron, OH 44320
Call - (330) 338-7697
May have meals for the very low income and homeless. Some programs also focus on helping seniors and the elderly in Akron Ohio. Also has information on the Meals on Wheels program for the homebound.

Trinity United Church Of Christ
Address is 915 North Main Street
Akron, OH 44310
Primary phone number - (330) 376-4850

Unity Holiness Ministries
1019 Harpster Avenue
Akron, OH 44314
Dial - (330) 753-1509

Visitation Of Mary Catholic Church - Service Center
93 Kent Street
Akron, Ohio 44305
(330) 535-4141
Has information on numerous low income assistance programs.

Williard United Church Of Christ
742 Johnston Street
Akron, OH 44306
(330) 253-8583

Word Of Life Outreach Center
Address of food pantry and center is 1878 Killian Road
Akron, Ohio 44312
Main number - (330) 256-4129
Programs include a bag of groceries or personal hygiene goods, such as soap and shampoo. The non-profit helps people of all ages.

Zion Lutheran Church
139 South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone - (330) 253-3136

Akron Summit Community Action - Barberton
196 South Van Buren Avenue, Suite B
Barberton, OH 44203
(330) 848-0557
Part of the national community action agency program. Tries to help people become self-sufficient over the long term. Provides short term assistance too, such as government surplus food, commodities, and meals.

 

 

 

Barberton Area Community Ministries
Address: 636 Park Avenue West
Barberton, OH 44203
(330) 745-3693
Based on income levels, hot lunches are served. They also have a low cost delivery service for the homebound, such as disabled.

Cornerstone Christian Assembly
1531 Ehle Drive
Barberton, OH 44203
Telephone - (330) 825-1199 Church Office
The church will help people in poverty. Hot meals or free food is offered, including for seniors and the vulnerable in Summit County.

Emmanuel Christian Assembly
925 Hopocan Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
(330) 825-9603

Barberton Salvation Army
560 Wooster Road West
Barberton, Ohio 44203
(330) 745-2836
Services include thrift store, holiday meals and gifts, clothing closet, food pantry. In addition, from time to time, may have money to help pay electric bills and housing expenses.

Green Welfare And Recreation Association
Address - 6233 Redbird Terrace
Clinton, OH 44216
(330) 882-3396

New Destiny Treatment Center
6694 Taylor Road
Clinton, Ohio 44216
(330) 825-5202

Copley Outreach Center
1502 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley, Ohio 44321
(330) 665-3335
Coordinates food programs, shelter, financial assistance, and low income programs. Highly trained case managers are on site and available to help when needed.

Salvation Army - Summit County, Salvation Army - Copley Unit At Copley Outreach Center
Copley, OH 44321
(330) 376-4850
Call the number above for the Emergency Food Line. Other support may include winter coats or Turkeys at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Church In The Falls
837 Chestnut Boulevard
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(330) 376-4850 Emergency Food Line

First Christian Church - Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors
2253 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
(330) 928-8057
The non-profit may have food as well as paper goods, diapers, formula, and cleaning supplies.

United Presbyterian Church
2819 Hudson Drive
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone - (330) 376-4850 Emergency Food Line

 

 

 

 

Ghent Christian Church
Location - 4200 Granger Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Call - (330) 376-4850

Greensburg United Methodist Church - Green Good Neighbors
2161 Greensburg Road
Green, Ohio 44232
Call - (330) 899-9880

Faith Fellowship Church
10277 Valley View Road
Macedonia, OH 44056
(330) 467-1234

Emergency Assistance Center
10333 Northfield Road, Unit 74D
Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 467-7945
Refers people faced with a crisis to various local charities, non-profits, assistance programs, and emergency foodstuffs.

The Father's House
Main address is 3428 Wadsworth Road
Norton, OH 44203
(234) 525-2222

Living Hope United Methodist Church
3406 South Hametown Road
Norton, OH 44203
Call (330) 825-7217 to get information on meals and hors of food distribution.

Tallmadge Good Neighbors
74 Community Road
Tallmadge, OH 44278
For hours, dial (330) 633-0154
Staff can direct families to food pantries, or help them apply for SNAP food stamps or WIC.

North American Indian Cultural Center
111 West Avenue
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
Phone - (330) 724-1280
Native American in Ohio and immediate families’ members can receive food, groceries, school lunches, and other support.

For more information on services in Summit County, call 330-535-6900. There are many other free food pantries that can help in an emergency. Or families can learn about government programs such as USDA Commodities, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and many others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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