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Free food pantries or groceries in Montgomery County and Dayton Ohio.

Find food pantries in Dayton and Montgomery County Ohio will help low income families or households in a crisis. The centers distribute emergency food boxes, groceries, meals, and other items in the community. Additional services provided include information on government resources, including food stamps and EBT cards. Locate churches, pantries open today, food banks near you, and charity organizations to call, including drive thru locations There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for free food programs in Montgomery County OH.

Many resources are offered. They may offer free meals, pass out perishable items, and food. Pantries are typically funded by donations and/or government surplus USDA items. So funding and resources are limited, and the amount of support they will provide often times by limited to a maximum amount per month or year. Most food banks are also open only at certain times of the day, but many are open today. So it is always a good idea to call in advance for the hours of the center and if any conditions need to be met by the client.

Some free food distribution centers in Dayton OH and the county offer special programs as well, such as free meals around Thanksgiving or Christmas or Meals on Wheels home delivery. If a location can’t help, they can also usually refer local Montgomery County families to additional resources in the region. For example, learn about SNAP food stamp application sites. Or families with children can get help with enrolling in USDA summer meal or the government WIC programs. More on free summer meals.

Where to get free food or meals in Dayton Ohio area

Harmony Creek Church
901 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, OH 45429. Phone - 937-434-3941
The food pantry services zip codes 45440, 45429, 45458, 45459 only.

Brookville Grace Brethren Church - Shephard Hands Food Pantry
Address is 665 Westbrook Road, Brookville, OH 45309. Dial the pantry at (937) 833-5562 for hours and further information on food assistance programs available.
The pantry will have emergency food boxes, perishable items such as bread or meats, and will offer other support.




The Salvation Army Of The Greater Dayton
1000 N. Keowee, Dayton, Ohio 45404. Call (937) 528-5100
Case managers can help families living in poverty or the low income in Montgomery County OH apply for SNAP food stamps. There are also Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, a thrift store, and small toys offered too. Get free groceries, personal hygiene supplies, baby formula and more. More on Salvation Army assistance in Dayton Ohio.

Assumption Food Pantry
Address is - 1930 Fairport Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45406. Main number - (937) 278-5125
Government surplus food and meals are served.

Faith Temple Pentecostal Church
Address: 1350 Kumler Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406. Main phone: (937) 275-2026 or (937) 275-5417

Maranatha Christian Fellowship Health
Street address - 4501 Wolf Rd, Dayton, OH 45416. Dial (937) 279-0913
There are no restrictions on religion. Everyone from single parent to the homeless can get a meal from the soup kitchen or a free box of food. There are items including peanut butter; instant milk; UHT 2-percent milk; applesauce;. Or get dry and canned goods, tuna, spam, paper products, and personal toiletries.

Belmont United Methodist Church
Address: 2701 S Smithville Rd, Dayton, OH 45420. Call (937) 254-1788
The low income, seniors, and families with children in Montgomery County are some of the primary beneficiaries. Free food, soap or detergent, feminine products and other stuff is offered.

Bethesda Temple
Mailing address is 3701 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45406. Call (937) 275-2665
Provides meals, counseling, and referrals.

Abundant Season Anointed Ministries International
2023 Springboro West Rd, Moraine, OH 45439. Phone: (937) 275-3770





St. Vincent De Paul
124 W Apple St, Dayton, OH 45402. Call (937) 222-7349
Can provide help for paying bills, rent, and medications. In addition this charity has a thrift store and food bank too. A leading non-profit charity organization in Montgomery County OH. Get free groceries, USDA cheese or milk, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens and other help.

  • St. Mary's SVDP Food Pantry - Main address is 310 Allen St, Dayton, OH 45410. Phone number - (937) 256-5633. Part of the St. Vincent charity. Volunteers meet the low income and poor to understand their exact needs

Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Dayton
Address: 2221 Harshman Rd, Dayton, OH 45424. Phone: (937) 233-3737

First Dawn Food Pantry/Restoration Church
63 E Franklin St, Centerville, OH 45459. Telephone - (937) 433-0880

Catholic Social Services - Choice Food Pantry
Main office - 1046 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409. Dial (937) 223-7217
A number of social services are administered. Other resources offered at the center are a food pantry, clothing, hot meals, case management, and limited amounts of financial help for bills or debts. Montgomery County families can also request basic needs such as hygiene items. Read more on free food from Montgomery County OH Catholic Charities.

Eastview Baptist Mission Church
106 South Torrence Street, Dayton, OH 45403. Dial (937) 254-4259
The church distributes meals to the very low income and homeless. Open limited hours.

Edgewood Baptist Center
305 Edgewood Ave, Dayton, OH 45402. Phone - (937) 223-1383
Dial for hours and exact location. Other food offered can include baby formula, fruits, vegetables, and even pantries. Free holiday food and meal baskets may be provided too, including Thanksgiving and Christmas meals..

Evangel Church Of God
Church food pantry address - 132 N. Smithville Road, Dayton, Ohio 45403. Main phone: (937) 253-8342
Call them for meals, clothing, and other forms of aid.

YMCA of Greater Dayton
316 N Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402. Call (937) 228-9622
Free meals, food and more with a focus on kids, including single moms. There are summer snacks, meal sites for children during the break and more.

St. John's Lutheran Church
Address: 141 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402. For information, call Phone: (937) 223-4444
Free food boxes may have Dried macaroni, milk or infant formula, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Bread and more.

Community Action Mission Project - CAMP
Main address: 115 E Walnut St, Farmersville, OH 45325. Call (937) 751-6235

Jewish Federation Of Greater Dayton
525 Versailles Dr, Dayton, OH 45459. Call (937) 610-1555 or Telephone is (937) 854-6319
Some financial assistance may be provided in addition to a bag of groceries. The Montgomery County OH non-profit also has fresh foods, groceries, meals and nutritious item, with a focus on senior citizens. Or get Meals on Wheels and other support.





Dayton Christian Center
Food Bank Address: 1352 W Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH 45402. Call (937) 275-7174
A free year round pantry, including with a drive-thru is offered. Also get free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets.

Fairview United Methodist
828 West Fairview Avenue,  Dayton, OH 45406. Phone number - (937) 274-2180 or (937) 274-2189

Southminster Presbyterian Church
Location is 7001 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45459. Call (937) 433-1810 or (937) 433-8511
Church offers various forms of spiritual food as well as free groceries and meals. Families can stop by regardless of religion, age, or background. There may also be Christmas meals delivered to senior citizens.

Fort Mckinley United Methodist Church
Main address is 3721 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406. Telephone number for intake is (937) 276-2464 or (937) 277-7484

Shiloh Baptist Church
3801 Fairbanks Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402. Call (937) 268-6711
The faith based charity helps everyone from children to the unemployed. Boxes of groceries may contain fruits, meats, vegetables, and similar goods.

Northmont Fish, Food Pantry/Support For Northmont
265 Smith Dr, Englewood, OH 45315. Call the food pantry at (937) 836-4807 for hours.
Clients that are homebound, such as the elderly and seniors, can sign up for Meals on Wheels too. Other working poor families in an emergency can use the food bank as well. While you are waiting for your SNAP food stamps to start, the food bank may offer short term support.

St. Paul United Methodist Church
101 Huffman Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45403. Call (937) 252-4467
Provides food to seniors, low income, and needy individuals.

Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church
Church address: - 3317 Hoover Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402. Phone (937) 268-6729

Good Neighbor House
627 E First Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Call 937-224-3003
The free pantry is opened Monday through Thursday 9am-1pm and is serving all zip codes. Free groceries, food, and surplus government commodities are available.

Good Shepherd Ministries
Address is 1115 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, Dayton, OH 45403. Main number - (937) 938-5781
A leading charity organization in the Montgomery Ohio region.

Gospel Mission, Inc.
64 Burns Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45401-1141. Primary phone number is (937) 223-2498 or (937) 223-4513
An emergency food pantry is on site for the low income.

Greater Allen A.M.E. Church
Mailing address is 1620 W. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Phone number is (937) 223-5115

Greater Galilee Baptist Church
Address is 1001 Beatrice Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45404. Dial the church at (937) 237-0763
If you need food or a hot meal, call this Dayton OH community charity. Support is also provide for seniors, the homeless, and children.

Harris Memorial CME Church
Address: 3950 Haney, Dayton, OH 45416. Food pantry phone number is  (937) 279-9948

Immaculate Conception Church
Address is 2300 S Smithville Rd, Dayton, OH 45420. Phone - (937) 252-9919
Call the church for clothing, hot or cold meals, and details on the food pantry. Please donate any goods, clothing, or even furniture if you can.







Linden Avenue Baptist Church
101 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH 45403. Phone number is (937) 254-1724

Memorial United Church Of Christ
Address is 2338 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45403
Phone number - (937) 253-9826
Volunteers collect surplus food from Montgomery County businesses. The items are then given to free for qualified low income families and the working poor.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church
The address is 5370 Dayton-Liberty Road
Dayton, OH 45418
Telephone number is (937) 268-3154

Mount Olive Baptist Church
Food pantry address is 502 Pontiac Street
Dayton, Ohio 45417
Dial the pantry at (937) 223-1911
Breads, rice, formula, frozen foods and more may be offered. Bring your own box.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Pantry address - 1921 Woodman Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45420
(937) 252-6705
Donate or volunteer if you can. Many unemployed and working poor use this Montgomery Pantry.

New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
2000 Catalpa Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45406
Telephone number - (937) 275-7888

New Life Community Church
Address is 3276 Mccall Avenue
Dayton, OH 45417
Main phone - (937) 268-9201
Offers social services, government surplus food, meals, a thrift store, and much more to the needy in the community.

Northeast Churches Emergency Center - Food Pantry
Main address is 359 Maryland Avenue
Dayton, OH 45404
Dial - (937) 281-1777
Also has information and referral to local charities. Or talk to a case manager about food stamp applications and other public aid, some of which is offered by the state of Ohio.

East Dayton Food Pantry
140 Stonemill Road, Dayton, Ohio 45409. Call (937) 223-2294
Covers the eastern part of the city.





Wesley Community Center
Location : 3730 Delphos Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45417
Phone number - (937) 263-3556
In addition to a hot meal (lunch or breakfast) other recreational and social services may be offered at this non-profit center

Zion Baptist Church
1684 Earlham Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45406
(937) 275-6906
Snacks for students and Meals on Wheels for the homebound may be administered.

Farmersville First Baptist Church
Location of church is 334 North Elm Street
Farmersville, OH 45325
Dial - (937) 696-2860

Vineyard Church of the Harvest
Main address is 3110 Stop 8 Rd
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 898-6105
Their is food for children, including applications to WIC vouchers for single parents.

Seeds Of Hope Food Pantry
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344
Main phone - 937.849.1478
There may be snacks for children who during the summer months, an emergency food pantry, and other assistance for struggling Montgomery County locations.

St. John's United Church Of Christ
Main address is 201 West Market Street
Germantown, OH 45327
Phone number - (937) 855-2050

St. Peter's Catholic Church
6161 Chambersburg
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Call the church at (937) 233-1503
Part of Catholic Charities. Call for hours of food distribution. Many social services are administered.

Wayne Township Fish
Studebaker Middle School 5950 Longford Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Telephone number is (937) 233-3474

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Location is 4865 Wilmington Avenue
Kettering, Ohio 45440
(937) 434-1798
Hot meals, boxes of food, and other basic needs can be met by the church.

Miamisburg Helping Hands
Address is 224 East Maple Avenue
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Dial (937) 866-9323 for social services and food assistance.
Other programs include blankets, linens, Christmas meals (such as turkeys) and much more.

New Lebanon Community Food Pantry
Address of food bank is 32 South Church Street
New Lebanon, OH 45345
(937) 687-1008
Items range from food to cleaning supplies, soap, and hygiene items. Staff can also refer clients to resources such as job placement to the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

Stillwater United Methodist Church
Location of church - 506 East Main Street
Trotwood, OH 45426
(937) 454-9405






Vandalia Butler Emergency Food Center
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
(937) 890-6628
A box of food may have fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and other healthy items.

West Carrollton Food Pantry
26 North Locust Street
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Dial - (937) 847-2274
Distributes meals, clothing, free food, and other support to the low income in the county. Call for hours and services.

Additional free food and hot meal programs in Montgomery County Ohio

Other locations are available in Montgomery County Ohio. Call 937.461.0265. Get information and addresses on other soup kitchens, pantries, free food banks near you and feeding sites in the Dayton Ohio region. Additional assistance programs, such as Feeding America resources or snacks for backpacks for students, USDA lunches, and more may also be available.


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