Common Ground Free Store, Delaware OH
Inspired by another poster who mentioned his or her church's soup kitchen, I'd like to point out that in Delaware, Ohio, there is a charity called the Common Ground Free Store. I occasionally volunteer for it. They offer their shoppers a combination of used clothing and housewares, plus a free hot meal. They also have a board where people can advertise furniture giveaways. It's open from 10 to 1 on Mondays and Saturdays, and in the evening on Thursdays IIRC. It's website is www.commongroundfreestore.com. There is no income test to shop there, though they do ask for some personal information. It's run by a coalition of churches, but there's no real religious pressure, except for the contemporary christian music on the sound system. Edit: The exact hours on Thursdays are 3-6 PM.