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285 S Professor St.,
Oberlin, OH 44074
Open Weekdays
9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
(440) 774-6579
Oberlin Community Services is a responsive community organization that provides direct assistance, referrals, outreach services and educational support to Oberlin, New Russia Township, and southern Lorain County residents who seek help meeting basic needs.


  • Free lunches for kids on weekdays all summer long!

  • Our Cooking Matters class, a SNAP-Ed program taught by OSU. #snapedworks

  • Join us for summer grocery tours!

  • Oberlin gets state recognition in pursuit of health

    The city’s pursuit of the state’s Healthy Community Award is having a positive effect on residents in and around Oberlin.

    Last year, Oberlin was one of about a dozen municipalities in the state to receive the award from the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Creating Healthy Communities. On Monday, city officials were presented with a banner proclaiming the achievement.

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  • SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters Series of Classes

    Join us for FREE cooking courses and learn to prepare delicious, new recipes and get your family excited about healthy eating! Learn tricks to buy healthy food on a budget and take home free groceries after each lesson. A free cooking guide with over sixty recipes is included. Learn more here: Cooking Matters. 

  • Volunteer Training

    OCS now hosts a monthly volunteer training on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Volunteers are required to attend training once every six months.  Food will be provided! This hour will serve as a time to discuss best practices, get on the same page about OCS policies, and appreciate the work we all do to keep OCS running.

  • Check Out POWER

    POWER (Providing Oberlin with Energy Responsibly) wants everyone to know about audits available through Columbia Gas! The audit will find any issues in your house that may be causing you to lose heat, so get it done before it gets cold! Columbia Gas and POWER also can help you find out how you can qualify to get those needed updates done to your house at low or no cost to you. Call 1-877-644-6674 to schedule your audit, or check out their website: ! POWER also can help you find out how to get a free or discounted audit!

  • Monthly Food Distribution Dates for 2017

    Our monthly Saturday food distributions will be 10:30 -1:00 on the following dates:
    June 10
    July 8
    August 12
    September 9
    October 14
    November 11
    December 9

    Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.