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Community meals, sometimes known as hot meal programs or soup kitchens, can prepare a meal for their community using their own staff or volunteers.  These meals are prepared free of charge to those in need and are served in a congregate setting or clients can take meals home to consume.

Hot Meals Sandusky - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 2nd and 4th Saturday
Boys & Girls Club Erie County Kid's Club
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Address:

135 East Washington Row, Suite D, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 2:30-7 p.m. School in session
M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer

Bus Line:

Red Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Washington & Wayne

Info:

Youth meals provided.

Care & Share of Erie County
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Address:

241 Jackson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M, T, Th 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m.
T. 5-7 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday & Friday.

Eligibility:

Picture ID and proof of address required.

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map); Red Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Jackson & Washington

Info:

Care & Share serves qualifying residents of Erie County, Ohio fairly and with dignity. The agency provides supplemental and emergency food (once per month) through the food pantry, clothing, linens, and housewares as available. Please visit during operating hours for additional information. 

Christ's Community Meal
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Address:

225 Williams Street, Huron, OH 44839

Hours:

M 12-1 p.m. Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Soup
2nd & 4th Wednesday 5- 6 p.m. Full Dinner

Church of God
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Address:

1018 West Bogart Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Eligibility:

Photo ID required

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Milan & Bogart

Eagles Nest Church
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Address:

2126 Pipe Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Every other Friday starting January 14th, 2022 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Panera Bread giveaway

Bus Line:

Yellow Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Castaway Bay

Info:

Food Pantry

EBT Foodstamp Card Replacement
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Erie Huron CAC
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Address:

908 Seavers Way, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 9a-4p

Eligibility:

Photo ID, proof of income, social security card, utility bills

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Hayes & Pierce

Info:

Provides emergency groceries once within 30 days period

Fathers Heart Family Church
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Address:

2211 Mills Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Fresh Produce Giveaway: Every Friday, 8 am - 9 am
Food Box Giveaway: 3rd Sunday, 3 pm - 4 pm

Bus Line:

Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Camp & Buchanan

Info:

Food pantry giveaways, all are welcome. Please bring ID for pick up. See above for schedule. 

First Presbyterian Church of Huron
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Address:

225 Williams Street, Huron, OH 44839

Hours:

Monday 12 p.m. Hot Dog Lunch
2nd & 4th Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Hot Meals

First Presbyterian Church Sandusky
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Address:

265 Jackson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

2nd & 4th Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch
M 12 p.m. Lunch
Every other Wednesday 5 p.m. Dinner (take out)

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Jackson & Washington

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Address:

203 South Washington Street, Castalia, OH 44824

Hours:

2nd Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

Holy Angels Church - Catholic Community Center
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Address:

428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday 4-5 p.m. Dinner

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Tiffin & Clinton

Info:
Free transportation available through Sandusky Transit, call 419-627-0740 5 days in advance.… (more)

Free transportation available through Sandusky Transit, call 419-627-0740 5 days in advance.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Huron Helping Hands
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Address:

820 Cleveland Road East, Huron, OH 44839

Hours:

W 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nehemiah Partners Kid's Cafe
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Address:

1215 Campbell Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 6 p.m. Dinner during school year

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Info:

Youth meals provided

New Day Family Resource Center
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Address:

1135 Warren Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

3rd Saturday of each month 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Appointments available M-Th

Eligibility:

Erie County residents with incomes 200% poverty level.

Photo ID and proof of Erie County address.

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Warren & Scott

OHgo
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Address:

Mobile Food Pantry, Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone:

(419) 626-6505 Option 2

Text:
Hours:

www.ohgoreach.org for schedule of events, changes to schedule.

Mac Arthur Park (purple bus line)
1607 South Forest Drive
4-4:40 p.m.
Photo I.D.

New Jerusalem Church (purple bus line)
1920 Eddie Henry Way
4:50-5:30 p.m.

Orlando Pace Park (orange bus line)
1130 Wamajo Drive
5:50-6:30 p.m.

Bus Line:

Orange Line (view map); Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Mac Arthur Park Stop: Camp & Buchanan
New Jerusalem Church: Camp & Buchanan
Orlando Pace Park Stop: Cleveland & Farwell

Salvation Army Erie
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Address:

3333 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Eligibility:

Photo ID or birth certificate for all household members. Income and expense verification for all adults in household.

Bus Line:

Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Ohio Veterans Home

Salvation Army Vermilion
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Address:

4560 Liberty Avenue, Suite H, Vermilion, OH 44089

Hours:

W-F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed 3rd Friday

Eligibility:

Vermilion residents only, proof of residency required

St. Vincent DePaul, Sandusky
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Info:
Emergency food funding available.… (more)

Emergency food funding available.

Sandusky residents call 419-625-6655

Huron/Berlin Heights residents call 419-433-5725

Vermilion United Church of Christ
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Address:

990 State Street, Vermilion, OH 44089

Hours:

3rd Friday 10-11:30 a.m.

Info:

Emergency groceries available

Victory Kitchen
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Address:

1613 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 9 a.m.-11 a.m. breakfast, 12 -3 p.m. lunch
M 12 p.m. Lunch (take out)
Every other Wednesday 5 p.m. Dinner (take out)

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Hayes & Osborne

Info:

Showers and Laundry available for use during working hours. 

Volunteers of America Greater Ohio
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Address:

1843 Superior St, Sandusky, OH 44870

Web:
Hours:

M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must call ahead day before

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

VOA/Crossroads

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Erie County
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Address:

420 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone:
Info:

Provides individualized nutrition education, electronic benefit cards to purchase nutritious foods from the grocery store, breastfeeding education and support, and/or manual or electric breast pumps for those who qualify,