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Fairfield County food pantries.

Churches as well as non-profits in Lancaster Ohio provide free food to the needy. The pantries will assist regardless of age, race, or religion. In fact, many senior citizens as well as children in the Fairfield County area will take priority. The reason this is the case is that the non-profit focus on ensuring the most vulnerable do not go hungry.

Any emergency assistance from a food bank is combined with case management. This can include everything from employment to applying for long term support from SNAP food stamps or some other government benefit. The goal is to not only feed the family, but also stop a recurrence of hunger from occurring.

Other assistance ranges from Meals on Wheels to free Holiday and Thanksgiving meals. However, much of that is available from the Fairfield County soup kitchens.

Maple Street United Methodist Church
Address of food bank is 438 E Wheeling St.
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 687-6384
Food is passed out on Wednesdays only.

Mills Memorial Church
Address is 402 N Broad St
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Call (740) 653-2525

First Baptist Church
1950 Pleasantville Rd
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 687-1776
A hot soup kitchen and pantry is on site. Clients are the homeless in Fairfield County as well as families in poverty.




Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Food Pantry
1743 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 
The non-profit will only assist monthly. The client needs to have a referral. The agency can also provide information on SNAP food stamps and other government aid or grants.

1st United Methodist Church
163 E Wheeling St
Lancaster, OH 43130
Main phone - (740) 653-3330
Free lunches are served 3 days per week.

Lancaster Vineyard
423 West Wheeling (AGAPE Building)
Lancaster, Ohio
(740) 689-8463
An emergency pantry is on site for low income or underemployed families.

Foundation serves free meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They operate from a site at W. 5th Ave. in Lancaster. The lunch goes from 12pm to 2 pm. Dinner starts at 4:30 pm, and the charity also has a free hot breakfast meal at 8am. All of these services depend on donation and volunteer levels.

Lutheran Social Services
2045 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 653-2265
An emergency pantry is on site. They also help with shelter, clothing, and Christmas and holiday meals.

Maywood Community Outreach
Address - 1025 S Broad St
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone - (740) 653-4458

Salvation Army
Center is at 228 West Hubert Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio
(740) 687-1921
Angel Tree can provide free Christmas presents. They also help with food stamp applications, provide shelter, and have a thrift store.

Saint Mark Emerald Food Pantry
324 Gay Street
Lancaster, Ohio





PCMA Food Pantry
70 Cross Street
Pickerington, Ohio

Victory Center
Address -1620 East Main Street
Lancaster Ohio
The food bank is only open one day per month.

St. Vincent DePaul
424 East Locust Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Contact: 740-653-6037
Free food, home delivered meals, and financial aid for bills or rent may be offered in Fairfield County. They assist seniors, children, and families in poverty.

New Hope Assembly of God
2020 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd
Lancaster, OH 43130
Dial (740) 687-3553

Amanda Food Pantry
Main address is 141 E. Church Street
Amanda, Ohio

Baltimore Food Pantry
1760 West Market Street
Baltimore, Ohio
Dial 740-687-0500

Calvary United Methodist Church
Address: 130 Purvis Ave
Bremen, OH 43107
Dial (740) 569-7249
Free meals, boxes of non-perishable food, rice, beans, and more is for residents.

Canal Winchester Food Pantry
360 W. Waterloo Street, (Weiser Inc. building)
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
A soup kitchen is also on site.




Eagle Rock Church
Address is 6810 Blacklick Eastern Rd
Pickerington, OH 43147
For hours of the pantry, dial (614) 833-0515

Pleasantville United Methodist Church
Address: 112 Lincoln Ave
Pleasantville, Ohio 43148
Phone - (740) 468-3257
Free groceries as well as surplus USDA commodities may be offered.

Call 513.874.0114 for more information. Programs range from Commodity Supplemental Food Program to applications to free school lunches for children or SNAP food stamps.


By Jon McNamara











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