Free food pantries Muskingum County.

Almost 20 food banks, soup kitchens, and food pantries operate in Muskingum County. Each of them provide there own forms of assistance to needy, low income families. They may provide a free box of groceries, deliver a meal to a senior citizen, offer clothing and more. Food pantries also often provide free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter meal programs.

The pantries and soup kitchens tend to be focused on meeting the nutritional needs of clients. But of course many have other items they can give out too. This may range from personal hygiene products to clothing items, free Christmas toys, and paper products. In addition, they often serve as a place to apply for long term support, which may be government programs such as SNAP food stamps or baby formula from WIC vouchers.  The point being that Muskingum County pantries offer a number of assistance programs to struggling as well as low income families.

Eastside Community Ministries Pantry
Address is 221 Stillwell St.
Zanesville Ohio
Telephone: 740-452-7510

 

 

 

South Zanesville UMC Pantry
Address is 53 East Main St.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
Main phone number is 740-452-2457
The pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am until noon. Groceries, perishable food, household cleaning supplies, and other support may be given out.

COGASOC Pantry
Location: 528 Cliffwood Ave.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
740-454-8205

 

 

 

 

Christ’s Table
28 South 6th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Call 740-452-9766
This is a regional soup kitchen. It serves a hot or cold lunch Monday through Saturday, and clients range from individuals in poverty to the homeless.

Jubilee Food Pantry
10561 Frazeyburg Rd.
Dresden Ohio 43921
Call 740-754-3330
Programs include groceries for the elderly, snacks for children, and more. It covers both Dresden and Trenway.

Limestone Valley Food Pantry
2nd & Elm STS, 43735
Main number - 614-849-2728

Lighthouse Pantry
8840 Blackrun Rd.
Nashport Ohio 43830
Main number - 740-975-7387
The charity is only open the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Coburn UMC Pantry
Location: 3618 North Maple Ave.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
Main number is 740-454-0186

North Terrace Free Store Pantry
Location is 1420 Brandywine Blvd.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
Dial 740-453-2921
Free items of course. Clothing, holiday food baskets, fruits, vegetable, and even baby formula for single moms. It assists all of Muskingum County.

 

 

 

College Drive Presbyterian Pantry
Location is 2 W. High St.
New Concord Ohio 43762
Telephone number is 740-826-4036

Salvation Army Of Zanesville
Location is 515 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Telephone number is 740-452-8350
Various free food products, holiday supplies, and more is given out.  There may be financial aid, shelter, applications to food stamps, as well as other benefit programs.

Last Call Outreach Ministries - Aim Outreach
Address is confidential, but dial 740-258-8352
A donation and volunteer run pantry. What may be available includes food such as cereal, canned goods, Peanut butter, eggs, pasta, bread, boxed meal preparation kits, beans, meat, and water. Free household goods also include laundry detergent, toiletries, clothes, or cleaning supplies.

Roseville Community Food Pantry
146 N Main St.
Roseville Ohio 43777
Main number is 614-453-2421

Muskingum County Center for Seniors
Address is 200 Sunrise Center Rd.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
Main number: 740-454-9761
The elderly, their spouses, and disabled can get help. There are nutritional supplements, ensure, Meals on Wheels, and more. Also apply for Home Care or Benefits including Medicare.

Christ’s Table
Soup kitchen address is 28 S Sixth St.
Zanesville Ohio 43701
Main number is 740-452-9766

 

 

 

 

Church of Christ - Norval Park
Address is 845 Arch Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Call 740-452-2678
Free emergency food.

Hope to The Rescue
Address: 38 North 4th Street Suite 326
Zanesville, OH 43701
Main number - 740-252-9518
If resources allow, the free food bank serves the needy in Muskingum County. Groceries, perishable goods, and more.

By Jon McNamara

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