Hot meal programs

According to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, about 53,000 people – including 20.5% of all children – in Stark County, Ohio, face food insecurity. If you, a friend or a neighbor are in need of a hot meal, find an organization below or visit Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s website for additional food program locations.

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

Northeast Ohio

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank

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

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

The Salvation Army: Meals Program

Local food program offering hot, nutritious meals and opportunities for social interaction.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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
Wed.
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
Alliance

Feed My Sheep – Alliance

Meals are offered every second and third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
114 E. Main Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Local: (330) 821-2880

Serving Hands Ministries—Maranatha Church Of God

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 544601
Local: (330) 428-1204

The Salvation Army in Alliance

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities.
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5188
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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
Canal Fulton

SALT Box Kitchen (St. John Lutheran Church)

Community meals are offered the second and last Saturdays of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.
336 Market Street West
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Local: (330) 854-2159
Canton

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

Christ Presbyterian Church

Hot breakfast is provided to anyone in the community through their Food, Clothing & Prayer program on the second Saturday of every month from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
530 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Local: (330) 456-8113

Samaritans Table: CommQuest

Hot meal service is provided every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
627 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Local: (330) 454-8044

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

Hope Outreach Ministry of Stark County

Coffee and light breakfast snacks are offered Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. On those same days of the week, a hot lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1530 Superior NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 456-9790
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pleasant Outreach Inc.

Meals are available the fourth Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
821 O’Jays Parkway NE
Canton, OH 44705
Local: (330) 456-2077

Refuge of Hope

For individuals and families recovering from mental illness.
405 3rd St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11 a.m

The Salvation Army in Canton

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities. Call at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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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

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
Massillon

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon

Academic, health and leadership programs that create a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves.
730 Duncan St. SW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-4395

Massillon Knights of Columbus Hot Lunch

988 Cherry Rd. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Local: (330) 837-9101
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Wed.
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Salvation Army in Massillon

Emergency assistance, meal programs and help with utilities.
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
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

322 Third St. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Local: (330) 832-5858
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. John’s United Church of Christ

Their food pantry is available the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., while hot meals are provided the third Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
101 Tremont Ave. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Local: (330) 833-5322
Louisville

Louisville Meal Center–First Assembly of God of Louisville

1921 W. Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Local: (330) 875-5883
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

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 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

Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County

HCCSC is committed to ending homeless in Stark County.
408 Ninth St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Local: (330) 451-6550
Stark County Homeless Hotline: (330) 452-4363
Stark County Homeless Hotline: (330) 452-4363

Homeless Outreach Team

1738 Tuscarawas St. E.
Canton, OH 44707
Local: (330) 754-4687