Food Distribution

At The BRICK, we help the hungry in our communities. We provide an assortment of food items, both non-perishable and fresh, to families in need. They may visit The BRICK’s Food Shelf once a month, receiving three to five days’ worth of groceries. This is emergency, supplemental food, which The BRICK obtains from the Federal Emergency Food Assistance Program, Second Harvest Food Bank, Wal-Mart’s Feed America Program, and donations from area churches, community organizations, and individuals.

The BRICK provided food for an average of 658 households month.  Now in its eighth year, the Food Shelf experienced a dramatic increase during recent years. As the effects of the current recession deepened in this area, with growing numbers of long-term unemployed residents, more families needed food assistance as well. During the year of 2012, volunteers and staff helped approximately 1500 people a month.

The BRICK now has four Food Shelf locations: Ashland, Cable, Cornucopia, and Mellen.

  • Ashland Food Shelf, 420 Ellis Avenue,  open from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Mondays through Wednesday, Thursdays 9 am to 7 pm, closed on Fridays 
  • Cable Food Shelf, 13380 Spruce Street, open the 4th Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cornucopia Food Shelf, Town of Bell Community Center, open 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
  • Mellen Helping Hands Food Shelf, Mellen City Hall, lower level, open the third Thursday of each month, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

We help families, individuals, children, and the elderly. To register, please stop by any of the locations during office hours.