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.

We have more than 30 years of service to our community providing hot meals and choice pantries to those in need in Lorain County. We are a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers at each site. We encourage you to get to know us better. Please visit this site frequently, and share the information on our calendar tab with those in need. Together we can make a difference.

For more than 33 years, Lorain Cooperative Ministry has been filling a major need in Lorain County by providing food and support through choice food pantries, hot meals, clothes pantries, a free annual Farmers Market, the free Summer of Innovation and Lunch program and the Front Door Ministry.  

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.

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. 

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.