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Free food pantries and groceries in Belmont County Ohio.

Assistance from Belmont County food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries is effective at feeding struggling families. Clients of the centers, many of which are charities, include the working poor, elderly, unemployed, single moms and others. Everything from free groceries to personal hygiene items, applications to SNAP food stamps, and other support is given from a pantry near you, listed below. Also find more food programs/referrals at the bottom of the page.

The goal is to not turn a hungry or needy person away. Even if one of the free food pantries has empty cupboards, or if the location has a more strict application policy, then a referral will be given instead. In almost all cases any family in need can get help. Items may be cereal, pasta and sauce, baby formula, frozen meat or vegetables, and much more. Some even have free Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals, or toys for kids od operate a free Meals on Wheels Service in Belmont County..

Barnesville St. Vincent DePaul Society
114 West Main Street
Barnesville, OH 43713
Main phone number is 740-425-9438
The church/social service food pantry is open on Thursday only. There are boxes of groceries, cans of baby formula, referrals to financial aid programs and much more.

St. Clairsville Food Pantry
Address is 102 Patrick Alley St
Clairsville, OH 43950
Dial 740-695-1734 or (304) 233-6300
The hours are Thursday: 1pm - 3pm. It only provides help to families that live in the St. Clairsville School District.

Shadyside Fellowship UMC Pantry
3838 Lincoln Ave
Shadyside, OH 43947
For details, dial 740-671-5866
The hours are 4th Tuesday: 5pm - 7pm as well as 4th Wednesday: 9am - 11am.




Salvation Army
Address is 315 37th St
Bellaire, OH 43906
Main Phone Number: (740) 676-6225
Social service programs include a food bank, soup kitchen, and Adopt a Family Christmas meal and gift program. They also help with food stamp applications, offer shelter, and even rent or energy bill help.

The Daily Bread Center
Location: 418 Walnut St PO Box 416
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
Main phone - 740-609-3063
The hours are 2nd & 4th Saturday 10am - 12pm as well as Tuesday: 10am - 12pm. The free food bank is also open 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday of each month from 5pm - 7pm.

Bridgeport Council of Churches
828 Main St Bridgeport, OH 43912
In addition to an emergency bag of food (canned or perishable), there may be Christmas as well as Thanksgiving meal service for the poor or homeless. The hours are Monday & Thursday as well as Wednesdays.

Yorkville United Methodist Church food Pantry
121 Third St
Yorkville, OH 43971
Call 740-859-6868
The emergency pantry is open 2nd & 4th Wednesday until noon. Canned and perishable food (fruits, vegetables, etc.) are passed out. There are also personal hygiene items for women, diapers for newborns, and more items.

St. Frances Cabrini
72581 Colerain, OH 43916
It only helps Belmont County residents that live within a 10 Mile Radius of the food bank.





Flushing Ministerial Association
Location: 427 High St.
Flushing, Ohio 43977
Service area is for low income families and struggle people that live North of I-70 in ULSD.

Project Manna-Epworth Center Pantry
301 North Main St
Bethesda, OH 43719
Call 740-484-4705

Community Kitchen - Living Bread Kitchen
Main address is 3402 Guernsey St
Bellaire, Ohio
The emergency pantry is open five days per week. Monday - Friday: 11am - 1pm. Cereal, infant formula, a local Meals on Wheels service, and holiday food baskets/meals are served.

Other free food and meal programs in Belmont County

There are other resources for low income households. Call the referral number at 614.277.3663 for locations of other free food pantries near you that are open today, government benefit programs such as SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers (for baby formula) and more.


By Jon McNamara

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