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Licking County Resources

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Licking County has a population of 151,000, 94% Anglo and 6% persons of color.

The average household income is $49,000, with 12% living below the poverty line. 33% are single parents and 14% are college graduates. 35% have no faith involvement.

The largest town is Newark with a population of 59,000.

There are 43 United Methodist Churches in Licking County, 23 of which are small and rural. There are 8 UM churches in Newark.


There is no guarantee the clothing pantries will have the clothes you need or always be open during stated times. If you are in doubt, be sure to call ahead.

Jacksontown United Methodist Church: Free Clothing Store open every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. until noon and again 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Waters Edge Community Center / "Helping Hands" free clothing store. Open Mondays from Noon until 3:00 p.m.

New Life Community Baby Pantry contact Rev. Brian Harkness-740-973-4638  




Tom Sawyer House - respite for teens(13-17) and emergency situations for those of the Hebron and Buckeye Lake Area.   Emergency number 323-4429



OTHER agencies:

Waters Edge Community Center, After School 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Grades 2 through 6




You should take:
Social Security Cards for all members of household
Identification (Drivers License, State ID, etc.)
Proof of income, if possible


Waters Edge Community Center
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., Community Supper, free to all
Sundays, 12:30 p.m., Community Lunch, free to all


Jacksontown United Methodist Church - Lunch - Free to all over the age of 62-  Every weekday call Licking County Coalition of Aging" 24 hours in advance to arrange for meals. All recipients must live in Licking County. Limited transportation available.


Jacksontown United Methodist Church - Food Pantry - Every Wednesday -  Hours 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.


Neal Ave UMC Free Community Dinner- last Tues. 5 pm -contact Rev. Shawna Morris- 740-344-3021

Faith UMC Eastside Community Dinner- Saturdays at 4pm -contact Rev Jeff Perry 740-345-6889
First UMC of Newark 5-6:30pm Free Dinner- every 4th Sunday (dine in or carry-out)

Hebron UMC, 4:30-6:30 last Thurs. every month


Marne UMC at 1019 Licking Valley Rd, 7:30am to 10:30am 3rd Sat of the month 

Cox UMC, 50 S. 30th St, Newark, 8 am to 10:30 am 3rd Saturday of the month