Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

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PATH Center Soup Kitchen/Drop-In Center

The PATH (Partnership Assistance to the Homeless) Center, located at 1939 E. Second St. in the Richland Place Building in Defiance, is a soup kitchen/drop-in center. The program focuses on serving homeless persons, those with severe mental disabilities, or those who have food or nutritional needs – but all are welcome. A hot nutritious meal is served each weekday at noon.  Evening meals are often provided by local community groups and churches.

The PATH Center Provides:

  • Friendship and Socialization
  • FREE nutritious meals
  • USDA Food Commodity Distribution for Defiance residents
  • Referral information for area social service agencies and community support
  • Games and activities
  • Guest speakers providing educational opportunities
  • Free bread and bakery items (as supplies last)
  • Morning coffee, juice, and rolls


Our Soup Kitchen can always put donations to a use. We gladly accept food and supplies from individuals, groups and corporations. Much needed items include: milk, eggs, cheese, spices, coffee, napkins, paper products, and cleaning products. For information, or to donate, contact or call 419-782-6962.

Stop in, have a cup of coffee, a good meal, and enjoy the fellowship.