Food pantries

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. Find a food pantry below or use Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s agency map to find a location near you.

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

Food pantries in Stark County

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank

Network of food pantry and hot meal sites.
350 Opportunity Pkwy.
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: (330) 535-6900

Alliance Community Pantry

Select the items you’d like from what they have available. Quantities are based on family size.
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
Thu.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canton Calvary Mission

Supports community members in need through a food pantry, hot meals program, free haircuts, tutoring, a children's art program and more. Adults and children can get lunch every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner every Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
1345 Gibbs Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 454-8610

Community Drop In Center: Food Pantry

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

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 Helping Hands Network, Choice Food Pantry

126 S. Main St
Waynesburg, OH 44688
Phone: (330) 866-2005
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

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. for families in the North Canton City School District.1300 Pittsburgh Ave. NW
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

Serving Hands Ministries

Groceries are available to take home the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Hot meals are provided every third Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
14289 Edison St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Local: (330) 428-1204

Stark County Hunger Task Force

Network of more than 30 food pantries throughout Stark County.
408 9th St. SW
Suite 1637
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6667
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu.
9:00 am - 2:00 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

The Salvation Army: Food Pantry

Regional food bank offering free canned goods and fresh groceries. 
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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
Additional resources

Stark County Job & Family Services

For help with the foster system, emancipation, employment, independent living skills, basic needs referrals and more. Visit the Stark JFS website for more information.
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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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance