Hunger Services

Each year, the Urban Mission distributes over 1.8 million pounds of food to families in need. 

In 2015, a Client Choice Pantry was opened to support more than 5,000 individuals each month.

The Urban Mission also operates a restaurant style kitchen which serves a hot meal four times a week.  Last year alone, the Unity Kitchen provided 20,000 to our community.

The Urban Mission also remains a strong partner with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, serving as a hub for ten of its local pantries. 

Client Choice Pantry

In 1975,  “God’s Pantry” began out of a Sunday School classroom in the basement of Calvary United Methodist Church in downtown Steubenville. Twenty-two bags of groceries were sent home with families that first day of operations. Now located in our 30,000 square foot Warehouse at 311 N. Sixth Street, in 2015, God’s Pantry served over 1,600 families who were living at or below the poverty level, distributing over 1.8 million pounds of food.

Emergency Food:

Available to all once a year.

Grocery Distributions:

Our pantry is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each month.  Families have designated weeks based off of their last name.
8:30am-12noon and 1-2:30pm

Senior Food Distributions:

Fourth Tuesday of each month


How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer to help pack and distribute food bags
  • Donate to purchase food with a discounted rate through Mid Ohio Food Bank in Columbus


Unity Kitchen

In 1994, the Urban Mission’s “Unity Kitchen” began for the purpose of serving hot lunches to those in need in downtown Steubenville.  In 2012 alone, the Urban Mission’s Unity Kitchen served hot meals.

Meals Served:
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer to help prepare & serve food
  • Donate towards the purchase of food or kitchen equipment
  • Bring in your unused prepared food – If you have left over food from a party, wedding reception, or family reunion and it has been refrigerated properly, we can accept this.