Food Pantries

onsite & at Belden School 

 member agency of the

If you are experiencing financial hardship during this time, we may be able to help. Apply here and we'll see what we can do!

As of today, March 14, the Sunday breakfast and lunch will be open. Contact Belden School to see if their pantry on March 18 will be open.  


Other ways YOU can help

VOLUNTEER: we are in need of young, healthy people to help with our food ministries during this time. Sign up here.


DONATE: please consider a financial gift to support the mission fund of Crossroads, 100% will be used to help people in need here in Canton. Donate online here or send a check made out to Crossroads UMC with 'missions' in the memo to 120 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton OH 44702


Onsite Pantry
When:  Every Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm (except on or near holidays or if there's extremely inclement weather, please call to confirm that we are open near holidays or if the weather is bad!).  
While we are open every Friday, you can only receive groceries once a month.           

Where: The entrance is on the Cleveland Ave side of the building, close to 2nd St SW. Parking is available on-street at meters or parking decks, sorry for the inconvenience.  SARTA stops in front of our church on Tusc. 

Who: Those who meet the annual income guidelines set by the Ohio Dept. of Job & Family services & can show proof of residency in these zip codes:
A valid drivers license or state ID is required, but if that doesn't have your current address, bring a piece of mail such as a utility bill or financial statement with your current address in addition to your ID.  A statement that you meet income qualification set by the Ohio Department of Job and Family services must be signed, but we don't require you to show proof of income. 
If you cannot come to the church during pantry times for any reason, you can ask someone you trust to pick up groceries for you. You'll need to complete a letter of proxy to do this, download here.

What: Mostly non-perishables, but occasionally produce, bread and other perishables.

Belden School Food Pantry

food giveaway at Belden School in Canton Ohio
Photo ID required, no zip code requirement.
Contact us or Belden School for other details & to confirm that they're open!
Schedule for 2019-2020 school year, updated Sept 2019:

  • September 25 | 10am-4pm

  • October 23 | 10am-4pm

  • November 20 | 10am-4pm

  • December 18 | 10am-4pm

  • January 22 | 10am-4pm

  • February 26 | 10am-4pm

  • March 18 | 10am-4pm

  • April 22 | 10am-4pm

  • May 27 | 10am-4pm

  • June 24 | 3-4pm

  • July 22 | 3-4pm

Pantry Donations:  Any non-perishable food items and hygiene items are always appreciated. We also appreciate donations of plastic and paper grocery bags.

You can also make a monetary donation to the food ministries of our church, just select 'mission and outreach' and specify 'food ministry' in the text box.  

Requested Pantry Items of the Month

Canned Tomatoes

Oatmeal Ministry (breakfast)

When: Every Sunday morning from 6:30am to approx 8:45am
Where: In Wesley Fellowship Hall, located on the basement level of the church.  Enter through the awning door on the Cleveland Ave. side of the building (wheelchair accessible) or use steps located on the parking lot side.
Who: Open to all, no requirements.
What: A hot breakfast, usually scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, coffee and orange juice.

Free lunch

provided by New Vision UCC

Every Sunday from 1-2pm in Wesley Hall

Contact New Vision for more information

Free dinner & clothing giveaway

provided by Little Flower Catholic Parish

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 7-9pm

in Wesley Hall

Contact Little Flower for more information

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Información sobre la iglesia MOVIMIENTO MISIONERO MUNDIAL

120 Cleveland Ave SW Canton Ohio 44702 

  330.455.0153 |

 office hours: Tue-Fri  9:00am-4:00pm | Sunday hours: 6:30am-12noon

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