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Akron Food Pantries

Where to Find Food in Akron if You're in Need


Akron Food Pantries
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Updated January 07, 2009
There are many Akron food pantries available for those in need in Summit County. Below is a listing of food pantries that do not require a referral from any social agencies. It is recommended that you arrive early for all food distribution.

The majority of pantries operate through the use of volunteers. All volunteers are appreciated. You may volunteer with set up, distribution, at the pantry, or on-site. Many clients work with their pantry and receive the benefit of not waiting in line for their groceries or even may receive more groceries.

Akron Urban League and Community Service Center - The food pantry at Akron Urban League and Community Service Center is open for people in need on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm. A photo ID is required. Please call to pre-register. Food referrals to other pantries can be accessed by calling between 9am – 2pm at 330-434-3101.
Akron Urban League and Community Service Center
440 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: 234-542-4166

Arlington Church of God - The Arlington Church of God’s Food Banc is available to those in need on the last two Tuesdays and Thursdays of every month. Please call to pre-register. The pantry is open for those in the East Akron area; other areas are on an individual case basis.
Arlington Church of God
539 S Arlington Rd
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330-773-3321

Barberton Area Community Ministries - Barberton Area Community Ministries provides food relief for Barberton and Norton, OH residents. The pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 7pm. The food given is a 3-day supply of a balanced diet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Assistance is available for up to 6 times a year. Your photo ID and proof of residency are required.
Barberton Area Community Ministries
636 Park Ave West
Barberton, OH 44203
Phone: 330-745-3693

Catholic Social Services of Summit County - Any Summit county resident in need may visit the Catholic Social Services of Summit County pantry once a month. Please call the office for an appointment. Pantry hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 2pm. Groceries include a variety of foods that provide a balanced diet. Each adult ages 18 and up in the household must provide a photo ID and Social Security number.
St. John’s Community Center
1034 Brown St
Akron, OH 44301
Phone: 330-773-9114

Christ is the Answer International Ministries - Christ is the Answer International Ministries offers food for anyone in need. Please call to pre-register. Pantry is open Tuesday – Friday 8am – 4pm.
Christ is the Answer International Ministries
379 East South St
Akron, OH 44310
Phone: 330-376-1869

Church of the Annunciation - Church of the Annunciation’s Fr. John Hilkert Ozanam Center provides for people in need on Saturdays 10am – 2pm. The food pantry is for anyone in need in Summit and Medina counties. Please bring documentation of name and address.
Church of the Annunciation
87 Broad St
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: 330-535-4141

Community Action - There are several Community Action Akron food pantries locations; there is one for every neighborhood. Call for your local area. Every location will assist any Summit County resident one time, after that, you will need to go to your local location. Depending on your location, there are both morning (9 – 11am) and afternoon (2 – 4pm) pantry hours on various days of the week. Your photo ID is required, and information on all in your household including social security cards, birthdates, and income for the past 3 months. You will be sent to your local food pantry.
Community Action
Phone: 330-784-3301

Copley Outreach Center - The Copley Outreach Center is only available to those that live in Copley Township AND are part of the Copley-Fairlawn School District. The pantry is open for those in need on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am – 2pm. Proof of address and your photo ID are required.
Copley Outreach Center
1502 S Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley, OH 44321
Phone: 330-665-3335

Cornerstone Christian Assembly - Cornerstone Christian Assembly has a food pantry open on Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30am. The pantry is open to those in need in Barberton, OH. Your photo ID is required.
Cornerstone Christian Assembly
1531 Ettle Dr
Barberton, OH 44203
Phone: 330-825-1199

Destiny Youth Academy - Destiny Youth Academy provides food to those in need every Wednesday and Friday between 1 – 4pm. This service is for Akron residents; your photo ID is required.
Destiny Youth Academy
369 S Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320
Phone: 330-252-8730

Father’s House - The Father’s House offers a food pantry on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 11am. The pantry is for those in need in the Summit, Stark, Wayne, and Medina counties. Every Wednesday evening service at 6:30pm begins with a free hot meal and ends with a free bag of groceries for all. Examples of food include bread, meat, fresh vegetables and fruit, and canned goods.
Father’s House
2983 Wadsworth Rd
Norton, OH 44203
Phone: 330-706-9696

First Congregational Church - First Congregational Church provides assistance to any Summit County resident at least once. Zip codes of 44304 and 44308 may visit their pantry every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:30am. Food selection varies according to what has currently been donated. Bring proof of address and your photo ID.
First Congregational Church
292 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-253-5109

First Baptist Church of Akron - Community Food Distribution is offered once monthly, usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month at varying times between 11am – 4pm. See website for this month’s date and time.
1st Baptist Church of Akron
1670 Shatto Ave
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: 330-867-2121

First Congregational Church - First Congregational Church serves people in need that live in Akron zip codes 44304 and 44308. The pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:30am. Your photo ID is required.
First Congregational Church
292 East Market St
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-253-5109

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