Kent Social Services (KSS) is the only hot meal site in Kent and provides meals at no cost five days a week. KSS serves 50-60 individuals a day, 25,000 nutritious meals annually and distributes 10,000 bags of groceries annually. The facility serves as a place for adults to gather to relax, socialize and benefit from occasional educational programs. Referral services are also offered.
Monday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (except for the third Sunday when the meal is offered at the Kent United Church of Christ)
The Lord’s Pantry provides approximately three bags of basic grocery staples once a month to financially vulnerable families and individuals who meet federal income eligibility requirements. Since there are numerous food pantries in Portage County, each one serves specific geographic areas. KSS serves households living in Kent, Franklin Township and the part of Brady Lake that is in the Kent public school district. Appointments must be made in advance and there is about a four-day wait from the call to the appointment (although emergency orders may be taken if time permits). For the first appointment, participants should bring a photo ID and proof of residence, such as a utility bill or lease.