Food Assistance

Children and families in Stark County, Ohio, need fresh, healthy food. However, they can’t always afford it or don’t have easy access to it. According to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Stark County’s food insecurity rate is 14.2%, which equals about 53,000 people. For children in the area, the rate is 20.5% – about 16,770 kids.

Thankfully, there are food pantries throughout the county that provide items to take home.

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, so we encourage you to contact the organization before going.

Food Pantries in Stark County

Stark County Hunger Task Force

Network of more than 30 food pantries throughout Stark County Emergency food pantry at the Goodwill Community Campus 408 9th St SW Canton, OH 44707 Monday: 9:15am - 2:35pm Tuesday: 9:15am - 3:35pm Wednesday: 9:15am - 3:35pm Thursday: 9:15am - 2:35pm Friday: 9:15am - 1:35pm
408 9th St. SW
Suite 1637
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6667
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9:15 am - 2:35 pm
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9:15 am - 3:35 pm
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9:15 am - 3:35 pm
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9:15 am - 2:35 pm
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9:15 am - 1:35 pm

Alliance Community Pantry

After being met outside to register, they pull up and load their cars with a grocery basket of canned and boxed food, meat, produce, baked goods and cold food that have been gathered by pantry volunteers.
215 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Drop In Center

Walk-in service for NARCAN kits every Thursday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in partnership with Canton Public Health. Their food pantry is open the second, third, and fourth Fridays each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1492 Cherry Ave. SE
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 456-7692

Crossroads UMC Free Store & Fresh Market

The Free Store and Fresh Market provides gently used clothing, household items, and fresh produce to individuals and families in a hospitable atmosphere that affirms the self-worth of each individual.  We have organized separate shopping areas for children’s clothes, toys, and other items as well as an area for household items, women’s and men’s clothing.  Additionally, we have a produce market where our old chapel used to be where people can shop for free, fresh, and healthy foods for their families.  Our Fresh Market provides free produce and grocery items to the community and is another way we live out our vision of healthy homes and holy hearts for all people. Donations for the Free Store We accept donations of gently used clothing and household items.  Donations are accepted Tuesdays through Fridays 9am – 4pm or by appointment. Due to space limitations, we ask that you please call the church to arrange donations of large furniture.
120 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
Main Line: 330-455-0153
Main Line: 330-455-0153
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Faith Kitchen

Faith United provides a hot meal and pantry the last Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2219 Mahoning Road NE
Canton, OH 44705
Local: (330) 499-6040

Grace United Church of Christ

Groceries are available to take home on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2300 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 454-9748

The Harmont Fresh Market

We currently have two Fresh Markets in Canton, one at 603 Shorb Ave. NW and one at 3412 Harmont Ave. NE.   These Fresh Markets provides free produce and grocery items to the community at no cost and is another way we live out our vision of healthy homes and holy hearts for all people. People are invited to shop once-a-day as our selection changes daily.
Main Line: 330-455-0153
Main Line: 330-455-0153
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Helping Hands Network

Clothes and shoes for Sandy Valley Local School District students.   Food pantry: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
126 South Main St.
Waynesburg, OH 44688
Phone: (330) 866-2005
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lake Township FISH

Delivery is available if needed.
934 W. Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 877-1845
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

North Canton Cares Pantry

This pantry is open every second and fourth Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Guests must live in the following zip codes: 44720, 44721, 44685, 44718, 44709, 44630. 

They also serve all veterans and service members regardless of zip code. 

Guests must present a photo ID as well as a piece of mail with their name and address as proof of residency.

1300 Pittsburgh Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 871-9282

North Canton Church of Christ

Groceries are available to take home the fourth Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. if you have pre-registered. (To pre-register, call the number below for more information.) After noon on the fourth Saturday, anyone is available to receive food until all of it has been distributed.
1301 E. Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-4303

Salvation Army of Canton

Serving the Canton community: Hot meal program Food pantries Clothing Shelters Rent assistance Utility assistance Programs for adults and youth  
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0158
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Salvation Army of Massillon

Serving the Massillon community:
  • Hot meal program
  • Food pantries
  • Clothing
  • Shelters
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Programs for adults and youth
  • Holiday/Christmas assistance - visit saangeltree.org to apply
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Serving Hands Ministries

Serving Hands Ministries offers a hot meal the third Saturday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. They also open a food pantry the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
14289 Edison St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Local: (330) 428-1204

The Shorb Market and Connection Center

We currently have two Fresh Markets in Canton, one at 603 Shorb Ave. NW and one at 3412 Harmont Ave. NE.   These Fresh Markets provides free produce and grocery items to the community at no cost and is another way we live out our vision of healthy homes and holy hearts for all people. People are invited to shop once-a-day as our selection changes daily.
603 Shorb Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Main Line: 330-455-0153
Main Line: 330-455-0153
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stark Heroin Epidemic Food Pantries & Assistance

This page contains information about where to find free meals and assistance with groceries. It includes public service agencies as well as private charities and faith-based community outreach programs. Available services and schedules may be subject to change - especially during the winter holidays. Read More

Total Living Center

Lunch is provided Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinners are provided on Wednesdays and Sundays from 5:20 to 5:35 p.m.
2221 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44706
Local: (330) 455-3663
Hours: Lunch Mon., Wed. & Thurs. from 11:30-12:30 and Dinner Friday at 5:20. Grocery distribution 2nd and 4th Wed. 11am - 1pm.
Hot Meal Programs

Stark County Hunger Task Force

Network of more than 30 food pantries throughout Stark County Emergency food pantry at the Goodwill Community Campus 408 9th St SW Canton, OH 44707 Monday: 9:15am - 2:35pm Tuesday: 9:15am - 3:35pm Wednesday: 9:15am - 3:35pm Thursday: 9:15am - 2:35pm Friday: 9:15am - 1:35pm
408 9th St. SW
Suite 1637
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6667
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9:15 am - 2:35 pm
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9:15 am - 3:35 pm
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9:15 am - 3:35 pm
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9:15 am - 2:35 pm
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9:15 am - 1:35 pm

Community Harvest

Excess food donations for Stark County residents in need. 
4915 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0800

Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio

Provides food donations to individuals who are homebound due to age, illness or disability, with no eligibility requirements.
2363 Nave Rd. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Toll free: 1 (800) 466-8010
Local: (330) 515-5605

Meals on Wheels: North Canton

Delivers prepared meals to North Canton residents in need.
7707 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 494-0366
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Salvation Army of Canton

Serving the Canton community: Hot meal program Food pantries Clothing Shelters Rent assistance Utility assistance Programs for adults and youth  
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0158
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Salvation Army of Massillon

Serving the Massillon community:
  • Hot meal program
  • Food pantries
  • Clothing
  • Shelters
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Programs for adults and youth
  • Holiday/Christmas assistance - visit saangeltree.org to apply
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374
SNAP (Food Assistance)

Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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