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Caring for Our Community

Our Mission

With regard to the care of the poor and oppressed of our community, we believe that we can do more together, acting cooperatively, than we can do separately. In this way, we hope to offer our Lord, and those for whom He died, better service and opportunities for sharing in the faith of Jesus Christ.

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Lorain Cooperative Ministry has been filling a major need in northern Lorain County since 1983.


The primary mission of the Lorain Cooperative Ministry is to provide food and services to as many people as possible.  Currently, nine churches work cooperatively to provide a variety of services throughout the month across northern Lorain County.  We strive to do this with the utmost respect for each person, and with as much laughter and fun as possible. 

A significant percentage of residents are food insecure due to limited job opportunities, lack of education, generational poverty, addiction and physical, mental, and emotional issues.  Guests who never expected to need food assistance have reluctantly come to our programs because access to free food has made the difference between paying essential bills, or slipping farther away from self-sufficiency.

Our Services

Food Pantries

Free Community Meals

Clothes Pantries

Annual Farmers Market

Summer of Innovation and Lunch Program 

Front Door Ministry

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Lorain Cooperative Ministry

1019 W. 5th St.

Lorain, OH 44052

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint or discrimination:



USDA, Director

Office of Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington D.C. 20250-9410


or call:




USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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