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  • Knox Area Transit received grant funding through Food For the Hungry to transport folks in Knox County free of charge to and from farmer’s markets, food pantries and free hot meal locations
  • No cost rides are available until the grant runs out
  • No cost rides are from anywhere in Knox County to any food pantry, free hot meals or farmer’s market in Knox County. Any….   Example – Centerburg does not have a farmers market but Mount Vernon does. A Centerburg resident can get a free ride from Centerburg to Mt. Vernon or Fredericktown farmer’s market and back home. Does not matter where they live in the county, they can get a ride to the available resource
  • Limit of 3 food pantry rides per week.
  • Rider needs to contact Knox Area Transit scheduling directly – 740.392.7433   Tell the scheduler that you are wanting to book a no cost trip to a food pantry, hot meal or farmer market
  • Folks with questions about the program can reach out to me directly – Joe Porter 740.485.5002
  • There is no demographic restriction to this program. Anyone can take advantage of the free rides

Food Pantry Locations & Hours

Adventists Caring Through Sharing (ACTS)
474 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon

THURSDAYS, 12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., closed 5th Thursday

(Eligible once a month)
Call 740-397-1065
Apostolic Christian Church
1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon
FIRST THURSDAY,   12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Eligible once a month)
Cal 740-393-1676

Central Christion Church of Mount Vernon
17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon
THIRD SATURDAY, 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Call 740-397-1840
Center of Hope 

25821 New Guilford Rd, Bladensburg

Serves Knox County and the surrounding rural communities in Licking, Coshocton,

Muskingum, and Holmes Counties. 

To receive food assistance, please schedule an appointment by calling 740-200-
0689 or by emailing  If you leave a voicemail, please be

sure to include your name

and the best way to reach you. Someone from the Care Team will respond to your

inquiry as soon as possible.  

To learn more, please visit or follow
on Facebook or Instagram @hopeinknox.  

CHOMP Ministries

205 N Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

*June Market is on the 2nd Saturday

Church on the Rise
7512 Newark Road, Mount Vernon

THIRD SATURDAY – Must pick up ticket with return time  at 8:30 a.m.

Call 740-397-9022
Covenant Church

13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon
SECOND SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Call 740-392-3152

 Father’s Table (Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene)

807 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon
THIRD SATURDAY 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Call 740-392-8466

INJOY Food Pantry/Say a Prayer Ministries
166 East Liberty Street, Martinsburg
THIRD SATURDAY, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


306 West Gambier Street, Mount Vernon
WEEKDAYS, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  

(Eligible once a month)
Interchurch – Centerburg 
40 North Clayton Street, Centerburg
TUESDAY – FRIDAY  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Thrift Store is open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Please call ahead to 625-5940
Interchurch – Danville 

304 1/2 South Market Street, Danville – Rear
MONDAY – THURSDAY  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Call 740-599-5673

Interchurch – Fredericktown 
69 North Main Street, Fredericktown
MONDAY – FRIDAY   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Call 740-694-8110
Jacque Cordle’s Children’s Fund
12 West Main Street, Centerburg
MONDAY 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.*
THURSDAY & FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*If you cannot come during these hours, please call: 419-560-5991
Serving Centerburg School District families only!  

Call 740-625-5736
Salvation Army

206 East Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon
MONDAY,  WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Eligible once every 30 days)
Call 740-392-8716

Free Hot Meals Locations & Hours

MONDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
102 North Gay Street, Mount Vernon

TUESDAY 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church (in partnership with St. Vincent’s DePaul Church)
200 North Main Street, Mount Vernon

WEDNESDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene
Foster Ministry House
807 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon

THURSDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Salvation Army
206 East Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon

FRIDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Gay Street United Methodist Church
18 North Gay Street, Mount Vernon

SATURDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School
221 Sychar Road, Mount Vernon

SUNDAY  noon
Salvation Army
206 East Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon

No current Free Hot Meals Sites

No current Free Hot Meals Sites

2nd and 4th FRIDAYS 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Café @ the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church
17 South Main Street, Fredericktown

2nd WEDNESDAYS 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fredericktown Senior Center
2 East Sandusky Street, Fredericktown

WEDNESDAYS 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Referred to as a Peace Meal!
Fredericktown United Methodist Church
123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown
(740) 694-5806

List Revised: March 2023   
For more information, check out Pathways of Central Ohio website at– keyword Community Meals.
If you have information that is different than this list, please contact Tami
Ruhl at or Lyn Romano – Database Administrator at
Pathways of Central Ohio (740) 345-4357 so revisions can be made.

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