A 5-day supply of food is available twice per calendar month for residents of Barberton, Norton, New Franklin, Clinton and Doylestown. You must meet financial guidelines and provide photo ID and proof of residency, such as piece of mail with your name and address. The food pantry is open on Tues & Thurs from 1-5pm at 939 Norton Ave in Barberton, Ohio.
Home bound seniors age 65 & up can receive home delivery of groceries on Thursdays by calling the office at (330) 745-3693 to register by 5pm on Tuesday. Assistance is available twice per calendar month. You must meet financial guidelines by earning less than $495/week. Delivery is available to Barberton, Norton, New Franklin and Clinton residents.
A generous anonymous donor, Maggie's Mission, Pet Supplies Plus Norton, and The Humane Society of Summit County continually make donations throughout the month, so that BACM can provide dog and cat food to families. If you have pets in need, just ask for a bag of food when visiting the food pantry.
Staff members can help clients apply for SNAP, HEAP, Medicaid, school lunch, living wills, or power of attorney. Call office at (330) 745-3693 for an appointment.
Calling 211 or logging onto www.211summit.org is a great resource to find other food pantries, along with assistance with utility bills, housing, legal & tax advice, clothing center, child care, mental health, substance abuse, job search and community events.
OSU offers their Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program, designed to help families make healthier choices. Classes will begin in the spring. Contact BACM (330) 745-3693 to register.
Rev. Edmond Fast PhD of the American Legion 566 & VFW 1066 offers Veterans Counseling & benefit assistance. Call him for an appointment (330) 472-9068.
Catholic Charities can assist with rent and utilities when funding is available. Call their office (330) 475-0091 ext 230 to make arrangements.
Representative, Jennifer Werthmuller, can assist hearing impaired clients in receiving a phone with visual message answering service. Call for details (330) 461-5109, promo code 1629692.
Axess Pointe offers medical, dental, pharmacy, women's health & behavioral health care. No insurance is no problem. Call (888) 975-9188 for an appointment.
Representatives from Assurance Wireless may be able to offer cell phone service assistance to clients. Call their office to inquire (888) 321-5880.
Here are helpful links to educate senior citizens about nutrition https://www.caring.com/caregivers/nutrition-guide-for-seniors/ and about SNAP benefits if needed, https://retireguide.com/social-security/benefits/food-stamps-for-seniors