Food Pantries

There are quite a few food pantries in Wayne County. The Food Insecurity Coalition worked to compile an updated list. You can view or download it here. Here is a Map of Wayne County's Food Pantries 

Summer Food Programs

It's easy to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, and families do not need to sign up. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), visit, or use the Department’s mobile app for meal times and locations (coming soon to the app). The Ohio Department of Education Mobile App is available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, search Ohio Department of Education.


Free Community Meals

A number of schools, churches and community organizations provide free meals.  You can view or download the community meals list here. Here you can access a Map showing Wayne County's Community Meals

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food Assistance (formerly known as the food stamp program) is known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and is administered locally by Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services.

The SNAP program helps families by supplementing their income and helping them buy nutritious food.  Benefits are distributed on a “Ohio Benefits Direction Card”.  The benefit card is an easy way for eligible participants to access food assistance.  It works like a debit card at participating grocery stores.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility is based on family income, family size, housing costs and other criteria. To find out if you qualify,  apply online at http:/ or call us at 1-877-612-5800 to have an application mailed to you.