List of Portage County food resources

Mason Lawlor/The Portager


Please call ahead as each site has different hours and criteria for qualifications, and please let us know of any additions or deletions to this list:

  • Randolph-Suffield-Atwater Food Shelf 2643 Waterloo Road, Randolph (St. Joseph Church) 628-1801. Hours are Monday and Friday 4:30-6:00; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:00-4:30. Clients must live in one of the three townships and can come every 25-30 days. Call United Way 211 between 9:00 and 1:45 to make an appointment.
  • Catholic Charities Serving Portage County 206 W. Main St., Ravenna 330-297-7745. Pantry services.
  • Church of Christ Ravenna, 3897 Summit Road, Ravenna 330-296-3637. Emergency food, including holiday baskets.
  • Family & Community Services-Center of Hope Pantry 1081 West Main St., Ravenna 330-297-5454
  • Mobile Meals Program for seniors 60 and up. Suffield United Church of Christ on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Portage County Senior Center in Ravenna Monday through Friday, Kentway Apartments (Kentway residents only) Monday through Friday. Request home delivery here.
  • Salvation Army Center for Worship & Service 268 W. Main St., Ravenna 330-296-7371
  • Winfield Church of God In Christ 6595 Winfield St., Ravenna 330-296-5880
  • Streetsboro Church of Christ 1386 Russell Drive 330-626-4282. Assistance includes bags of groceries, food boxes, and deliveries to seniors.
  • Streetsboro Community Pantry 8940 S. R. 43 330-626-2239
  • Lifepoint Church of Atwater 6498 Waterloo Rd., Atwater 330-947-2259
  • F&CS-Kent Social Services 1066 S. Water St., Kent 330-673-6963. Source for SNAP & WIC applications, USDA supplies and other grants. Also serves hot meals.
  • Riverwood Community Chapel 1407 Fairchild Ave., Kent 330-678-7000
  • Trinity Lutheran Church 600 S. Water St., Kent 330-673-5445
  • Palmyra United Methodist Church 3968 S.R. 225, Diamond 330-654-2396
  • Brimfield Community Cupboard 1235 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield Twp., 330-673-7597
  • Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wil-Verne Dr., Windham 330-326-6133. RFC is part of the regional Salvation Army program. Applicants may receive Meals on Wheels and food boxes.
  • Blackhorse Baptist Church 6360 Bridge St., Ravenna 330-297-7860
  • Job & Family Services 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna 330-297-3750. Provides low income, elderly individuals with a monthly box of food.
  • Flashes Fighting Hunger (Food Pantry), Tri Towers Rotunda on Kent campus, 1475 Leebrick Dr. You’ll find us at the door of the intersection of Leebrick Dr. and Senhauser Dr., behind the PARTA bus stop. Appointments: 3:00-5:30 p.m. Walk-Ins: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Make appointments and stay updated here.
  • Crestwood Community Coalition for Care 4572 W Prospect St., Mantua. Recipients must be residents in the Crestwood School District.
  • Windham Exempted Village Schools. Students may shop the food pantry.
  • Rural Relief Mobile Food Pantry. Find the pantry’s schedule online here.
  • Raven Packs. Serves children in Ravenna schools from preschool to fifth grade. Details.
  • Aurora Community Relief. Friday grocery distribution at The Church in Aurora. Limited financial assistance is also available to residents of Aurora and surrounding communities. Call the office at 330.562.8266.
  • Community Action Council Summer Food Services Program for Children. Any child age 1 to 18 can receive a FREE, nutritious lunch and breakfast (at most sites) at one of the agency’s 13 open sites located throughout Portage County. No paperwork required. Learn more.
  • Volunteers of America Food Pantry, 1063 N. Aurora Rd. Aurora OH 44202. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 330-348-0830 for more information.
  • Rootstown Community Bible Church. Contact the church for the details and times: 330-325-9449.
  • Brimfield Methodist Church offers a “God Provides” Meal on the last Saturday of ever month from 5-6:30 pm. This is a community free meal.
  • The Volunteers of America food pantry, 1063 N. Aurora Rd., Aurora. Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (330) 348-0830.
  • Mantua Center Christian Church Kids Weekend Meals serves breakfasts and lunches each weekend. Learn more.
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