Serving Wadsworth!

There are many services available to assist Wadsworth residents. Strong working relationships among local, state & federal agencies, along with nonprofit organizations, allow City staff to connect qualified residents with the most appropriate resources for assistance. This web page contains important information about free services available for those who are facing hardships, including housing and shelter needs, food insecurity, unemployment, behavioral and mental health issues, and utility bill payments.

 Please email Ayten Anderson to make suggestions for this web page.

  1. Food Assistance
  2. Financial Assistance
  3. Housing Services
  4. Educational Assistance
  5. Health Assistance
  6. Community Clubs Organizations

Feeding Medina County

  • Top Programs/Services: 
    • Food Distributions at Art Wright Stadium: typically the 4th Thursday of the month from 10:30-noon
    • Weekender Bags for Children available at all public schools in Wadsworth; sign up with your school administrator
    • Monthly food delivery to seniors at Menwa, Wadsworth Tower, and White Oak Village; talk with your Property Manager to sign up
  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Packing bags
    • Food sorting and re-bagging
    • Truck driver
    • Office Help
    • Food distribution at fairgrounds
    • Community garden
    • Bag packing
  • Contact Information:

Helping Hands Food Pantry

  • Top Programs/Services:
    • Food Pantry is the third Thursday of every month
    • Home Essentials Co-Op: Toiletries, items not covered by food stamps.
    • Car Care Ministry: Oil changes and brake repair
  • Contact Information:

Marian's Closet

  • Top Programs/Services:
    • Household and Clothing Assistance
  • Contact Information:

Meals on Wheels

  • Top Services/Programs:
    • Hot delivered meals
    • Limited to a 2-mile radius of the church
  • Contact Information:

Medina County Job and Family Services

  • Top Services/Programs:
    • Food stamps
    • Financial assistance for rent/utilities/child care
    • Transportation
    • Child & Adult Protection Services
    • Car repair
    • Healthcare assistance
  • Contact Information:

Medina County Office for Older Adults

  • Top Services/Programs:
    • Restaurant Voucher Program redeemable at Soprema Senior Center
    • Financial assistance
    • Medical/prescription assistance
    • Transportation-transit subsidy
    • Home delivered meal program
    • Medicare counseling
    • Short term care mgt-Seniors
    • Benefits assistance
  • Contact Information:
  • Top Services/Programs
    • Provide enough food for each individual and/or family with a minimum 3-day supply
    • Provide basic personal care and/or hygiene items that are not covered by food stamps or other public assistance. These products are based on availability and can vary each month such as toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent and cleaning products.
    • The pantry is open on the 3rd Thursday each month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
  • Contact Information

St. Vincent de Paul

  • Top Programs/Services:
    • Food Pantry is Monday and Thursday 6PM – 7:30 PM at Church Office
    • Free Laundromat Program at College Street Laundromat every 3rd and 4th Wednesday start 6 PM
    • Rent, utility & medical assistance
    • Misc. financial assistance
    • Holiday programs (Nov. & Dec.)
    • Back-to-school program
    • Accept solicitations for assistance at
  • Contact Information:

Wadsworth FISH Organization

  • Top Programs/Services:
    • Food gift cards, emergency bags, and Christmas assistance
    • Financial Assistance to neighbors living in Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township
    • Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program
    • Collaboration with area organizations and agencies to meet neighbors needs
  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Greeters and intake workers (training provided) on Mondays and Tuesdays between 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Participation in committees and Board Membership for community members and/or church representatives
  • Contact Information:

Wadsworth Salvation Army

  • Top Programs/Services:
    • Social services: food pantry, soup kitchen, financial assistance
    • Educational Services: Learning Center, Care Team
    • Seasonal services/programs: Christmas, Back to School
  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Pickup and delivery of donated goods
    • General facility maintenance
    • Volunteer tutors for our educational programs
    • Seasonal heavy lifting
    • Seasonal Volunteer Coordinator
    • Kettle volunteers
  • Contact Information:


  1. Ayten Anderson, OhioCED

    Marketing Coordinator