Find Free Food In NewarkLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Licking County Job and Family Services

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    • To apply for cash and food assistance benefits, you must complete a face-to-face interview. The county will schedule that interview after you complete the application and mail it, fax it, or deliver it to the county agency. The face-to-face interview may be waived if you meet a hardship condition
    • It is important that you mail, fax, or deliver your application to the county agency as soon as possible as it could affect the first day that you may be eligible to receive benefits.
    • A case worker at your County Department of Job and Family Services can help you if you are having problems getting needed information. It is important that you inform your caseworker that you need help.


    • Today

      SNAP/EBT: 8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      SNAP/EBT: 8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      SNAP/EBT: 8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • SNAP/EBT: 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


    74 South 2nd Street

    Newark, OH 43055



    (740) 670-8999

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Catholic Social Services


    Volunteer Coordinator: Dave Desender, Regional Director.

    Dates and Times vary so please call contact person for details.

      • Free Groceries


    1031 Brice Street

    Licking County Office Heath

    Newark, OH 43055



    (740) 345-2565

  4. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Newark accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  5. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  6. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Newark do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  7. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  8. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Newark that’s open today: Licking County Job and Family Services

  9. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Newark for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.