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Too many people feel the pain of hunger

Every day The Salvation Army helps alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

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The Salvation Army’s approach to feeding the hungry is formed based on the local needs of each community we serve.

  • Those in need across Northeast Ohio can get nutritious, hot meals or groceries from their nearest Salvation Army Service and Worship Center.
  • We feed thousands daily, including the most vulnerable of our communities — underserved children in our after-school programs, forgotten friends at our homeless shelters, people looking to better their lives at our addiction recovery facilities, survivors rebuilding their lives after a disaster, domestic violence and anti-human trafficking victims.
  • Salvation Army food pantries provide groceries for families and individuals in need. Food is free, but some locations require appointments, others are on a walk-in first come first serve basis. Call your local Salvation Army office or the 211 help line to determine which food shelf serves your area.

The Salvation Army feeds an average of 150,000 meals every single day.

Anyone in need of a nutritious meal can find one at The Salvation Army. Our holistic approach to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each person helps move many from crisis to empowerment.

Those in need receive more than 56 million meals each year through:

Food Stamp Application Help

We help anyone interested in the Federal Food Support Program get a jump start with a pre-screening. Once we determine eligibility, we offer help filing the application.

Hot Meal Programs and Food Pantries

No one should ever go a day without a meal or feel ashamed about asking for help. That’s why many of our locations provide hot meals and free groceries year-round to anyone who needs them. For home-bound seniors, some areas even offer grocery delivery services. Contact the location near you to learn when meals are offered or which food shelf serves your area. You may need an appointment for groceries, depending on the location.

Produce Giveaways

Our produce giveaways provide a no-cost, renewable source of produce. Offered Monthly to members of the local Corps community. A photo ID and proof of residency, such as an electric or other utility bill is all that is required for participation in the giveaway.

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Hungry children suffer the most.

In the United States, one out of every five children under age 18 is unsure when they will get their next meal.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds children in your community. Donate now.


Hunger is everywhere.

Hunger is an epidemic around the world that affects tens of millions, including people here at home. Together we can alleviate hunger for thousands today.

The Salvation Army provides food in almost every ZIP code across the U.S. Donate now.


Families face the greatest threat.

19% of all American households with children are food insecure.

Your gift to The Salvation Army provides hot meals and groceries for families in need. Donate now.


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