Food Pantries in the Area
Well-Help, THRIVE! Partner
127 Park Place (ground floor of First United Methodist Church)
Wellington, OH 44090
Open: Monday through Friday, 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Holiday food distributions for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
The Old St. Patrick Church
510 North Main Street (lower level)
Wellington, OH 44090
Open on the third Saturday of every month from noon to 3 p.m., and the Tuesday following the third Saturday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to those living within zip code 44090 only.
Oberlin Community Services, THRIVE! Partner
285 South Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Open to all Lorain County residents, the Choice Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed from noon to 1 p.m. Monthly (Mass Food) Distribution takes place the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday food distributions in November and December are only open to Oberlin residents.
The Wellington Community Meal Program is an association of churches, coordinated by The Salvation Army, which provide a free meal for the hungry the last week of each month (except Grafton -- the second Saturday of the month). Here are the locations:
Last Monday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: First United Methodist Church, THRIVE! Partner; 127 Park Place, Wellington; tel. 440-647-3263
Last Tuesday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: St. Patrick Parish, 512 North Main Street, Wellington; tel. 440-647-4491
Last Wednesday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: United Church of Huntington, 26677 OH-58, Wellington; tel. 440-647-4491
Last Thursday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: First Congregational Church, THRIVE! Partner;140 South Main Street, Wellington; tel. 440-647-3308
Last Friday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: Fellowship Church , 44777 Route 18, Wellington.
Last Sunday of the month, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: New Life Assembly of God, 108 West Street, Wellington; tel. 440-647-3483
Second Saturday of the month, from 5 to 6 p.m.: Grafton United Methodist Church, 973 Mechanic Street, Grafton; tel. 440-926-2034