FOOD ASSISTANCE

What you should bring
  • Social Security cards (for ALL members of household)
  • Identification (Drivers License, State ID, etc.)
  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of income, if possible
  • To apply for food assistance benefits, a.k.a. SNAP benefits, through Job and Family Services
FREE MEALS
First United Methodist Church
163 E. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Lunch is served Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday @ Noon
Foundation Dinners
1000 W. 5th Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio
Dinner is served every night @ 4:30pm
Lunch is served every day @ Noon
Maple Street United Methodist Church
438 E. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Open Wednesday and Friday for lunch
PANTRIES IN LANCASTER
Referral Needed, please call 2-1-1
or 740-687-0500
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Food Pantry
(referral pantry)
1743 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm (please arrive by 3:30PM)
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral;
740-687-0500 or 211 (walk-ins accepted)
Eligibility: food once per month
Lancaster Vineyard
(referral pantry)
423 West Wheeling (AGAPE Building)
Lancaster, Ohio
Pantry number: 740-654-0964
Wed 5:00PM - 6:30PM & Thurs 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Call 211 or 740-687-0500 for referral;
Walk-ins accepted, clients who walk may receive 2 referrals per month.
Eligibility: once per calendar month
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry
(referral pantry)
2045 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Contact: 740-687-5130
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 11:00AM – 3:00PM, Thurs 11:00AM – 6:30PM
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral;
740-687-0500 or 211 Eligibility: food once per month
Maywood Community Outreach
(referral pantry)
1029 South Broad Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Pantry Number: 740-653-4458
Tues – Fri 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Sat 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon (emergency food only on Saturday)
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Eligibility: food once every 30 (thirty) days
Mills Memorial United Methodist Church
(walk-in pantry)
402 N. Broad Street (Corner of Broad and King Streets)
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Contact: 740-653-2525
Last Saturday of every month, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Walk-in service – no referral needed
New Hope Assembly Of God
(walk-in pantry)
2020 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Walk-in service – no referral needed
Eligibility: once per month
Saint Mark Emerald Food Pantry
(referral pantry)
324 Gay Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Contact: 740-653-1229
Tuesday 4:00PM – 6:00PM & Saturday 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral
(call on Fri. for Sat. referral);
740-687-0500 or 211 (walk-ins accepted)
Eligibility: once per month
St. Vincent DePaul
(referral pantry)
424 East Locust Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM – 4:45PM &
Saturday 9:00AM – 3:15PM
“We Care” monthly box of food for income eligible households.
Client calls St. Vincent for appointment.  A home visit will be conducted including completing an application.  Eligible applicants will pick up food once a month - delivery available if needed.
Salvation Army
(referral pantry)
228 West Hubert Avenue  
P.O. Box 517
Lancaster, OH 43130
Mon – Fri 9:30AM – 11:30AM 
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or
211 (walk-ins accepted)
Eligibility: food once every 30 (thirty) days
(10 referrals per day, walk-ins also served)
Victory Center
(referral pantry)
1620 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM (closed on the 5th Saturday)
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Eligibility: food once per month
FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND VILLAGE PANTRIES
Amanda Food Pantry
(walk-in pantry)
141 E. Church Street
Amanda, Ohio
3rd (third) Wednesday of every month 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Walk-in service – no referral needed
Eligibility: must live in Amanda School and/or Fire District, food once per month
Baltimore Food Pantry
(referral pantry)
1760 West Market Street
Baltimore, Ohio
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Client will be contacted for appointment time
Also open on Saturdays for bread, bakery,
produce give-a-way 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Eligibility: Must live in Baltimore or Thurston
Bremen Food Pantry
(referral pantry)
Calvary United Methodist Church
124 Purvis Avenue
Bremen, Ohio
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Client will be contacted for appointment time
Eligibility: Must live in Bremen, food once every 30 (thirty) days
Canal Winchester Food Pantry
(appointment pantry)
80 Covenant Way
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Must call 24 hours ahead for appointment;
pick food up Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 1:00PM to 3:00PM or
the 2nd and 4th Wed. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
Eligibility: must live in Canal Winchester, Carroll or Lithopolis food twice per month.
Eagle Rock Church
(walk-in pantry)
6810 Blacklick Eastern Road
Pickerington, Ohio
3rd Saturday, 10:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Walk-in service
– no referral needed
Eligibility: once per month
– will serve clients in Fairfield or Franklin counties
Emergency food
Heart Market
6475 East Main Street, Suite 101
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Suite 101
Closed Sunday & Monday
Tuesday; 2-8p.m.
Wednesday; 9-4p.m
Thursday; 2-8p.m.
Friday; 9-1p.m.
Saturday; 9-1p.m.
Eligibility; Must live in the 43068 Zip Code
Walk-Ins (No Appointment needed)
Millersport United Methodist Food Pantry
(walk-in pantry)
2310 Refugee St. NE
Millersport, OH  43046
Thursday 7:00PM – 8:30PM and Saturday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Walk-in service – no referral needed
Eligibility: must live in Millersport area or Walnut Township (excludes Thurston), once per month (typically no diapers or formula available)
Outreach Mission Food Pantry
(walk-in pantry)
Pleasantville United Methodist Church
112 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. BOX 5847
Pleasantville, Ohio 43148
3rd (third) Sat of every month 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Walk-in service – no referral needed
Eligibility: Must live in Pleasantville, food once per month