Stark County Ohio free food pantries.

Food pantries in Stark County and Canton Ohio provide meals, groceries, and free food to the needy and low income in the community. Some of the programs provide other forms of emergency assistance as well, and others can offer more ongoing help. Local  non-profits that run the pantries can refer struggling residents to case management, benefits such as SNAP food stamps, and also give referrals.

In addition to food banks, many churches, non-profits, and charities across Stark County also provide support to the needy. They may distribute food, clothing, and other forms of assistance. For example, some centers may provide Thanksgiving or Christmas meals and gifts, baby formula, furniture, or clothing. If the food pantry doesn’t provide these items, they will oftentimes know who you can contact for these forms of assistance.

The sites are open limited hours and will restrict usage. They also rely heavily on donations and volunteers from the community, so please give back when you can. Fresh fruits, breads, meats, formula, holiday meal preparation and similar goods are always in demand from donors. The leading places to call for food assistance and information are below.

Alliance Community Pantry
Address - 215 East Market Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
Phone - (330) 680-8130

Maranatha Ministries - Maranatha Church Of God, Serving Hands Ministries
14289 Edison Street NE Alliance, OH 44601
Phone - (330) 821-3265
Provides free food, meals, boxes of groceries, and perishable items to the needy in Stark County. Call for hours.

Marlboro Christian Church
9383 Edison Street NE
Alliance, Ohio 44601-9712
Phone - (330) 935-2161
The center has free Christmas meals to the less fortunate. The homeless, senior citizens, children, and working poor from Stark County can all get help.





New Hope Church
Address: 20990 Oak Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Call the church at (330) 823-2151

Salvation Army-Alliance
57 West Main Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Call (330) 823-5188
As with all Salvation Army centers, the location operates more than just a food pantry. Receive referrals to other agencies in Stark County. Together they offer Christmas meals, clothing from a thrift stores and much more. Various emergency programs are administered.

Fairless Food Cupboard - St. Theresa Chapel
345 South Wabash Street
Brewster, OH 44613
Dial 330-756-2525

St John Lutheran Church - S.A.L.T. Box Kitchen Free Supper
Address - 408 West Market Street
Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
Phone - (330) 854-2159
Free dinners are served. Meat, soup, dairy, and more is served.

Abundant Life Harvest Church
Address of church food bank - 821 Gibbs Avenue NE
Canton, OH 44705
Dial (330) 456-0009 for hours
Hot meals, blankets, linens, winter coats and more is offered for the poor and homeless.

Canton Calvary Mission
1345 Gibbs Avenue NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
For hours, dial (330) 454-8610
The goal is to offer food assistance to low income families, seniors, and people with medical conditions.




Canton Freewill Baptist Church
625 Baumford Avenue SE
Canton, Ohio 44707
Dial the church at (330) 456-4563
Can direct people to shelter, and offer them hot or cold meals, food, groceries, and guidance.

Christ Presbyterian Church, Food And Clothing Ministry
530 West Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44702
Call (330) 456-8113
As the name implies, both gently used clothing, bags of groceries, and meals are offered in Stark County Ohio. There is winter coats for kids as well as free blankets and meals to the homeless.

Community Drop In Center
1492 Cherry Avenue SE
Canton, OH 44707
(330) 456-7692
Referrals are given. The staff can help clients apply for benefits such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). They also help the homebound find a Meals on Wheels service for their community.

Basilica of Saint John the Baptist
627 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio 44703-3401
(330) 454-8044 ext. 403
At most 1 bag of food is provided to a client each month.

First Evangelical Congregational Church
1501 Broad Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Dial the food bank at (330) 453-5125

Serving Area Military And Veterans Center
Address is 413 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 956-6162
Cleaning supplies, paper products, household items and clients can get referrals. Also, learn how to get free stuff from the center.

Louisville Meal Center - First Assembly of God of Louisville
Location is 1921 W Main Street
Louisville, OH 44641
Call (330) 323-1816

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
364 First Street SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone - (330) 830-4042

Deliverance Christian Church
Location is 1358 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Dial (330) 458-4920
Hot meals, free food, selter, clothing, infant formula, and more is given in Stark County.

Faith Family Communiuty Outreach
Location is 321 Cherry Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 456-1581
Services include a food pantry, clothing, clothe diapers, and much more.

Crystal Park United Methodist Church
2219 Mahoning Road NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
Telephone - (330) 455-0009

First Christian Church Of Canton, Common Goods
Address - 7100 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44721
(330) 456-2600 Ext. 2170
The free food pantry may have soup, peanut butter, rice, and more. Boxes of groceries are given out.

First Church Of The Resurrection
Main address - 901 East Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44707
Call the food bank at (330) 453-1719

Grace Fellowship Food Ministry
Main address - 6282 Nave Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44706
Dial (330) 833-5500, or call (330) 879-5077 for emergency food





Grace United Church Of Christ, J.I.T. Food Ministry
2300 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44709
Call the pantry at (330) 454-9748

His Place For You Ministries, His Hands 4U
1330 Whipple Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44708
Dial (330) 478-3099 for intake.
Numerous food assistance programs are offered for the less fortunate and seniors. They work with regional churches and non-profit food banks.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
Location - 1841 Third Street NE
Canton, OH 44704
Call - (330) 452-2264

Little Flower Catholic Church
2040 Diamond Street NE
Canton, OH 44721
Dial (330) 494-2759 Ext. 10 for hours that meals are provided.

Northwest Church Of Christ
3904 38th Street NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone - (330) 492-5523
Provides meals, food, clothing, stuff for an apartment, and holiday support too.

Salvation Army-Canton Citadel Corps
420 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
Primary phone number - (330) 453-0158
Offers items like food, and financial assistance for rent, housing needs, prescription vouchers, and other expenses people may have. Must be income qualified.

Sherrick Road Church Of God
Address: 1121 Sherrick Road SE
Canton, OH 44707
(330) 456-2171
The food bank has free dry and canned goods, baby formula for new or single moms in Stark County Ohio, paper products, and free personal toiletries to applicants.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Food bank address - 700 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
Phone number to call for help is (330) 456-3660

St Johns Catholic Church
Address - 627 Mckinley Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44703-3401
(330) 454-8044 Ext. 403
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals as well as small gifts are provided. A low cost Meals on Wheels service assists the disabled and senior homebound.

St Mary/St Benedict Parish
1602 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44707
Main phone number is (330) 453-2110





Stark County Hunger Task Force - The Community Campus At Goodwill
408 Ninth Street SW
Canton, Ohio 44707
Call the task force at (330) 455-6667
They have information on, and can refer people, to various local food banks and pantries. Good will also has details on job training programs as well as public aid, including food stamps and USDA programs.

Stark County Veterans Service Commission
110 Central Plaza South Suite 424
Canton, OH 44702-1413
Phone - (330) 451-7457
Veterans, their family members, and others can receive information on financial aid, government benefits (such as food stamps), health care and other aid.

Community Services
The regional non-profit helps the poor, struggling, disabled, and others. Get everything from free groceries to SNAP applications, information on USDA feeding programs in Stark County and more. Continue with Community Services food and financial aid in Stark County.

Total Living Center
2221 Ninth Street SW
Canton, OH 44706
Tuesdays Meal And Groceries
(330) 455-3663

Tri-County AIDs Coalition
Canton, OH 44711
(330) 933-0124
HIV and AIDs patients can receive shelter, food, information on government health care, and low income assistance programs. Learn about medical programs too.

Trinity Dream Center People Care Center
1612 West Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44708
(330) 453-2519 Ext. 129
A number of social services are administered.

Turnaround Community Outreach
Main address - 321 Cherry Avenue NE
Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone - (330) 456-1581
The non-profit has many resources for low income families. They work, along with local pantries, to end hunger in the community.

Union Baptist Church
The food bank is located at 413 Cornelia Avenue NE
Canton, OH 44704
(330) 454-7450
Volunteers may also deliver a box of food, or hot lunch, to the elderly in Stark County.

Urban Ark Ministry, Trinity Lutheran Church
415 West Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 456-5038
Regardless of religion, anyone can call this center/church for information, perishable food and groceries, and advice.





Christian Harbor Food Pantry
7980 Dueber Avenue SW
East Sparta, OH 44626
Main phone number is (330) 484-0618

Lake Township Fish
934 W. Maple St.
Hartville, Ohio 44632
Phone 330-877-1845
Vulnerable families in the town can apply for assistance. They also have summer snacks for local students, an emergency food pantry, financial aid in a crisis, and more.

Louisville Church Of Christ
1520 California Avenue NE
Louisville, OH 44641
Telephone: (330) 875-1673

Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church - Louisville Community Cupboard
Location of church is 930 South Nickelplate Street
Louisville, OH 44641
Dial - (330) 875-1320

Salvation Army-Massillon Choice Food Pantry
Address - 315 Sixth Street NE
Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 833-6473
Resources include Thanksgiving turkey meals, Easter and Christmas food baskets, holiday meals and gifts and more.  Summer snacks for students or children may be served. Or inquire into the Meals on Wheels program for the homebound.

St Barbaras Catholic Church has an onsite Food Pantry
Dial 2813 Lincoln Way NW
Massillon, OH 44647
the rectory phone number is (330) 833-6898

St Johns United Church Of Christ
Address - 101 Tremont Avenue SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Dial (330) 833-5322

St Vincent Depaul Society-St Joseph's Conference
Address: 322 Third Street SE
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Dial the location at (330) 844-2714 for information and hours.
Some of the resources offered include a thrift store, food pantry, clothing closet, baby supplies, and holiday meals and gifts.

Triumph Over Satan Ministries, Helping Hands Pantry
Address: 1118 Beckman Street SE
Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 832-5766
Pantry for free food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, and other assistance.

Salvation Army-Minerva
Location of branch - 301 Valley Street
Minerva, Ohio 44657
(330) 868-5808
One of the leading non-profit charity and spiritual organizations in Stark County Ohio. Stop by for the food pantry, clothing closet, case management, and help in applying for government assistance programs, such as food stamps and housing.

St Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location is 515 East Line Street
Minerva, OH 44657
Call - (330) 868-4918
The pantry has supplies such as Canned Fruits or Meats, rice, and holiday food baskets.

North Canton Church Of Christ
Main address is 1301 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
Telephone - (330) 499-4303
The needy in Canton can call for emergency food boxes.

Zion Lutheran Church
Address is 349 Lindy Lane Avenue NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Dial the pantry at (330) 499-3909





Paris Israel Church - Food Pantry
Address - 12583 Lisbon Street NE
Paris, OH 44669
Telephone - (330) 862-3776
Low income families, the disabled, seniors, and others can receive a box of food. Canned goods, fruits, and other goods are distributed to the poor and at risk families.

The Helping Hands Network, Choice Food Pantry
126 South Main Street
Waynesburg, Ohio 44688
Phone number - (330) 866-2005

There are a number of other pantries, soup kitchens, and food assistance programs in Canton and Stark County Ohio. Dial 330-491-9997 for more information. Also inquire into federal government administered services such as the Emergency Food Assistance Program or SNAP food stamps. Those resources can also help the low income.

By Jon McNamara

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