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
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
- Breakfast is served at 9:00am
- Lunch is served at Noon (12:00pm)
Foundation Dinners
1000 W. 5th Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio
Everyday Open
- Lunch is served at 11:30-12:00pm
- Dinner is served at 4:00-4:30pm
Maple Street United Methodist Church
438 E. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Meals served Wednesday and Friday 
- Breakfast is available starting at 9:00am
- Lunch is available starting at noon (12:00pm)
Free store is also available.
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
By Appointment Only
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: every two weeks
Lancaster Vineyard
(referral pantry)
423 West Wheeling (AGAPE Building)
Lancaster, Ohio
Pantry number: 740-654-0964
Open on Wednesday: 3PM-6:30PM Only
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
Tuesday- 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-6pm
Friday- 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral;
740-687-0500 or 211
Eligibility: twice a month
Maywood Community Outreach
(referral pantry)
1029 South Broad Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Pantry Number: 740-653-4458
Mon-Fri 10-5pm
Sat 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon (emergency food only on Saturday)
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Eligibility: twice a month
Mills Memorial United Methodist Church
(walk-in pantry)
402 N. Broad Street (Corner of Broad and King Streets)
Lancaster, Ohio
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
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 2:45PM-4PM, Saturday 10:30AM-12PM
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, Ohio
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
Every Saturday 10AM-1PM
Call Fairfield County 211 for referral; 740-687-0500 or 211
Eligibility: twice a 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
Mon-Thurs 1PM-5PM, Need to call 614-833-0515 to let the church know when your are arriving
Eligibility: twice a month
– will serve clients in Fairfield or Franklin counties
Emergency food
Heart Market
6475 East Main Street, Suite 101
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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, Ohio
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
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
Rushville Food Pantry
Rushville Church
8594 Main Street
Rushville, Ohio
Food Pantry - 3rd Saturday
Every other month – Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov
Call 2-1-1
Eligibility: Live in Rushville, Bremen, Pleasantville