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If at any time you would like assistance with:

  • applying for benefits
  • accessing the Food for Thought Pantry

Please contact Student Resources Peer Mentors at (859) 815-7258

Freestore Foodbank
Freestore Foodbank allows customers to choose items from the selection available, much like a regular grocery store. 

Indiana Family and Social Services
Students can apply for benefits(SNAP/Food Stamps) online or by calling 1-800-403-0864

Ohio Department for Job and Family Services
Students can apply for benefits (SNAP/Food Stamps) online or with a certified Ohio Benefits Bank Counselor

Cabinet for Health and Family Services-DCBS
Students can apply for benefits (SNAP/Food Stamps) online or by calling 1-855-306-8959

Dial 211 or 513-721-7900
(Greater Cincinnati) (OH/KY/IN)
Call and speak with a representative to find resources based on your zip code

Action Ministries 
Assistance with rent, utilities, food, and medical care. Kenton county residents only. 

Angel Ministries 
Accepts EBT benefits for monthly food boxes. Each food box varies in price and can feed a family of 4 for one week. 

Be Concerned 
Food assistance. Must make an appointment. 

Boone County Community Action
Food assistance, utility assistance

Bread of Life Food Pantry
5977 Lower Tug Fork Road Melbourne, KY 41059 | (859) 635-5013

Food pantry open on the second and forth Monday of every month, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Brighton Center
859-491-8303 ext. 2300
Assistance with food

Campbell County Community Action
Food assistance, utility assistance

Care Mission
Alexandria, KY
(859) 635-4500

Cornerstone-Hot Meals
918 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Phone: (859) 344-6300

(Dinner: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday; Thursdays 5:30-7:30 & Breakfast: Last two Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of every month 8:00am-9:00am)

Erlanger Baptist
Assistance with food

Fairhaven Rescue Mission
Offer hot meals to the public. Also offer assistance with groceries to women and clients with families.

Faith Christian Center
Erlanger, KY
(859) 491- 2850

First Assembly of God
Documentation Required: picture ID, food assistance

First Baptist Church - Cold Spring
Food assistance

First Baptist Church of Highland Heights
2315 Alexandria Pike Highland Heights, KY 41076 | (859) 441-7274

A food pantry open to Kenton County and Campbell County residents, open Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm.

First Baptist Church - Walton
Soup Kitchen
16 Deposit St. 
Walton, Ky.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

First Christian Church-Hot Meals 
14 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

Phone: (859) 431-3904

(Saturday 5:30)

Fiscal Court Campbell County 
Assistance with food for those who qualify; application process; emergency services available. Need photo ID. Only assist Campbell County Residents. Funds are limited.

Food for Thought Pantry
Pantry open to all current Gateway Students

Garrard Street Church
Food pantry

Grace Episcopal Church
Florence, KY
(859) 391-5951

Grant County Helping Hands
214 Barnes Road Williamstown, KY 41097 | (859) 823-0286

Direct service agency that provides assistance with food, clothing, shelter, utilities, medical and furniture. Hours: Tuesdays & Thursday 8AM- 12 noon.

Grant County Neighborhood Center
1116 North Main Street Williamstown, KY 41097 | (859) 824-4768

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission offers assistance to families in NKY with emergency food pantries, Farmer’s Market coupons, garden and seed projects, summer nutrition programs for children under 18 during summer vacation, and more.

Hebron Baptist Church – Abundant Life Ministries
3435 Limaburg Road Hebron, KY 41048 | (859) 689-7282

Abundant Life Ministries provides food services to those living in Boone County, Kentucky. The pantry is open from 6:00-7:00 every third Thursday of the month. For questions please call the Church office.

Helping Hearts, NKY
7199 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042 | No phone number

Helping Hearts, NKY is a non-profit organization run via Facebook. It was created as place for Northern Kentucky residents financially struggling to request assistance for their family’s immediate NEEDS to include food, hygiene items, cleaning products, household items, clothing, and baby items.

Please search Facebook for the closed group, Helping Hearts, NKY. It is run by Kristi Mason Pickens.

Holy Spirit
Assistance with food

Hope Ministries 
Food assistance, utility assistance. 

Hopeful Church - Walk up pantry
6430 Hopeful Church Rd., Florence, KY 41042

Hosea House
Soup kitchen located in Newport

Immanuel Church 
For Ludlow and Bromley residents only, food pantry.

Impact Storehouse
8145 Connector Drive Florence, KY 41042 | (859) 446-3434

Impact Storehouse is a food pantry that is located in Impact Life Church. Our mission and goal is to simply end hunger, in our community, county, state, and world.

Independence Christian Church 
Open Fridays 6 - 8 p.m. Serving Independence and Southern Kenton County residents. Bring proof of address and social security cards for all household members.

Isaiah House Ministries
3830 Narrows Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018 | (859) 581-3663

You can come to our monthly outreach events on the last Saturday of the month for encouragement and to obtain food and a hot lunch.

Kenton County Community Action
Food Assistance, utility assistance.

Lakeside Christian Church 
Emergency food assistance.

Lion's Club Campbell County 
Help for families needing food, and other basic necessities. 

Lion's Club Boone County 
Help for families needing eyeglasses, food, and other basic necessities. 

Lion's Club Kenton County 
Help for families needing food, and other basic necessities. 

Madison Avenue Christian-Hot Meals
1530 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Phone: (859) 261-0226

Main Street Baptist Church Care Mission 
Provides assistance in a variety of areas, including help with food. Call to explain your situation. 

Mary Rose Mission
Soup kitchen located in Florence, open seven days a week.

Mustard Seed-Hot Meals
16 Depot Street

Walton. KY. 41094

Serves daily 11-1

New Beginnings 
Food pantry, kids café, free hot meals. 

New Hope Christian Center
Food pantry located in Newport

New Hope United Methodist Church
Food pantry located in Southgate

NKCAC Campbell County
437 West 9th St., Newport KY
(859) 431-7177

NKCAC Carrol County
1302 Highland Ave., Carrolton, KY
(502) 732-5253

NKCAC Gallatin County
432 Main St., Warsaw, KY
(859) 824-4660

NKCAC Kenton County
1561 Madison Ave., Covington, KY
(859) 291-8607

NKCAC Owen County
109 South Madison, Owenton, KY
(502) 484-2116

Northern Kentucky Baptist Church
Food pantry located in Florence

Pantry Of Hope at First Baptist Church
2315 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY. 41076
All are welcome
Must have valid picture ID
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Parish Kitchen 
Provides hot meals 7 days a week. 

Pendleton County Neighborhood Center
311 Park Street Falmouth, KY 41040 | (859) 654-4054

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission offers assistance to families in NKY with emergency food pantries, Farmer’s Market coupons, garden and seed projects, summer nutrition programs for children under 18 during summer vacation, and more.

R.O.C.K.S, Ripples Of Caring, Kindness, Support
A group created for lending one another a helping hand, showing support and sharing positivity. Drop a kind thought, show support and care for one another. No judgement, no rudeness. If you need something, ask. If you have something to share, share. Just be kind. Similar to Helping Hearts, R.O.C.K.S is run entirely on Facebook and in a similar manner.

Please search Facebook for the closed group, R.O.C.K.S, Ripples of Caring, Kindness, Support. It is run by Lena Hill and Tina Pentakis Baer.

Rose Garden Center for Hope and Healing
Diapers, formula, food, baby clothing, medical clinic/dental care, bus passes

Salvation Army (NKY Area) 

South Side Baptist Church
Food assistance: Documentation required: Picture ID, proof of income, proof of address, social security cards for children

St. John’s United Church of God
Food pantry located in Newport

St. Mary’s Assumption
Assistance with food, ONLY with referral from St. Vincent DePaul.

St. Paul’s Church of Newport
Food pantry located in Newport. Must be a resident of 41071 or 41073 zip codes.

St. Vincent DePaul
Rent, utility assistance, food

True Holiness Covenant of Peace
Covington, KY (859) 431-7428

United Christian Volunteers
Food pantry located in Erlanger

United Ministries
Food pantry located in Erlanger

Vineyard Church
Food pantry located in Florence

Welcome House Food Pantry
205 Pike Street Covington, KY 41011 | (859) 431-8717

Food pantry open to Kenton County low-income residents, by appointment only.

A. Morton Food Pantry
Food Assistance

Addyston United Methodist Church 
Food Pantry 

Anderson Ferry Church of Christ 
Food Pantry 

Caring Place
Food Assistance. Serves 45213, 45236, and part of 45237. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-2

Central Church of Christ
Food Assistance Mondays -Fridays 9-3

Christ's Community in College Hill

Food assistance. Picture and proof of residence required

Christian Outreach and Wellness Ministry
Food and clothing. Also have a diabetic food pantry and wellness outreach services. Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-6:30

Church Active in Northside (CAIN)
Food; emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities; household and hygiene items; diapers; transportation assistance and referrals for furniture and baby items. Serves 45223 only. Monday 6:30-8, Thursday and Thursday 10-1

Church of The Advent/Open Door Ministry
Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays 9:30-12:30

Church of Saviour
Food Assistance. Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

City Gospel Mission 
Food Assistance 

Clifton Seventh Day Advent Church
Food Assistance. Mondays and Thursdays 10-3

Corpus Christi Church
Food Assistance. Picture ID required and Duke energy bill. Mondays and Thursdays 10-11:30, Wednesdays 6-7:30

Corithian Baptist Church
Food Assistance. Picture ID required. 3rd Saturday of the month 11:30-1

Freestore Food Bank 
Bring picture ID, piece of mail, and social security card for every household member. 

Gray Road Church of Christ
Food assistance. Documentation required: picture ID, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10-1 

Greater Bethleham Temple Apostolic Church
Food Assistance. Serves 45223 residence only. Picture ID and proof of residence required.

Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church


Hamilton County CAA 
513-569-1840 ext. 1031 D. Bell 
Food Vouchers

Healing Center
Food assistance. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30-12, Thursdays 6:30-8:30, Languages English and Spanish

Immanuel United Church of Christ

Food Assistance. Picture ID and proof of income. 3rd Tuesdays of every month 10-12

Inter Parish Ministry
Food and clothing. Serves Anderson, Newtown and all of Clermont county only. Monday-Friday 10-2, Moncasy evenings 5:30-7:30

Interfaith-St. George
Food Assistance. Documentation required: Proof of residence. Mondays, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 last Fridays of the month 1-2 last Saturdays 10-11:30

Jewish Family Service
513-469-1188 (main), 513-766-3370 (appts.)
Food assistance. Serves 45219 and 45220 only. Kosher and non-kosher foods, personal care and household items. Must call for an appointment. No walk-ins accepted.

Love Star Pantry - Bethlehem Baptist Church
Food Assistance. 45229 residence only. Documentation required: Picture ID 3rd Wednesdays of the month 10-12:30

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center
Food assistance. Serves 452236, 45227, 45208 and 45209. Documentation required: proof of residence. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-3:30

Manna Outreach
Serves 45204, 45205 and 45238. Documentation required. Proof of residence, picture ID. Wednesdays 11-12:30 and 3rd and 4th Saturdays 11-12:30

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Food Assistance . Serves seniors 65 or older living in 45206 & 45207. Picture ID and proof of residence. Mondays and Thursdays 9-11:30

Mother of Christ Church
Food Assistance. Serves Winton Hills area only. Documentation required: Picture ID, Proof of residence. Saturdays 10-11:30

Mt. Airy United Methodist
Food Assistance. Hamilton county residents only. Picture ID or utility with current address and name required. Thursdays 12-3

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Mt. Healthy Alliance Community
Food Assistance. Documentation Required: Picture ID, social security cards for each family member, utility bills, bank statements, rental agreement Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9-12, Tuesdays 5-7

My Neighbors Place
3150 York St., Cincinnati, OH
(513) 661-2505

Oakley Community Emergency
Food Assistance. Oakley residence only(45209) Documentation required. Picture ID, proof of residence and rent receipt. Tuesdays 10-11

Our Daily Bread1730 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-6364​
Soup Kitchen
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Over the Rhine Kitchen
Food Assistance. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday 12-1

Over The Rhine Kitchen-Walnut Hills
Food Assistance. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-1

Phil's Kitchen
Offers a meal on Monday evenings from 5-6. Open to everyone.

Rescue Community Center
Food Assistance. Wednesdays and Fridays 1-3

St. Andrews Pantry

Food Assistance. Documentation required. Picture ID, proof of residence.. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:32-1:30

St. Boniface Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul
Food Assistance. Serves Northside residence and parishioners. Saturday 1-3 (closed 1st Saturday of the month)

St. George Interfaith
Food Assistance. Serves 45217, 45219 and 45220 zip codes only. Documentation is required. Picture ID, proof of residence. Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-7:30

St. Leo the Great
Food Assistance. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4

St. Theresa Little Flower Church
Food Assistance. Mt. Airy residence only. Proof of residency and picture ID required. Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 and 6:30-7:30

St. Vincent DePaul Society
Food Assistance. Picture ID, proof of income and residence and referral. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, every Saturday, from 10-12

St. William Church-St. Vincent DePaul Society

Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Wednesdays 6-7

Salvation Army (Cincinnati Area) 

Sem Pantry
Food Assistance. Documentation required: Proof of residence, picture ID. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday 10-2, Tuesdays 5:30-7

Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
Food Assistance. Documentation required. Proof of residence, social security cards for everyone in the household. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays and Wednesdays of the month 11:30-1

SON Ministries
Food Assistance. Documentation required: picture ID, proof of residence Mondays and Wednesdays 10-12, Wednesday evenings 4:30-6:30

Tri-County Soul Ministries
Food Assistance. Serves Forest Park, Springdale and Greenhills. Picture ID proof of residence and Social Security cards. Eligible once a month. Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 and 6-8, Fridays and last Saturday of the month 9:30-11:30

Union Baptist Church Food Pantry
Food Assistance. Second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month from 12-2

United Christian Church
Food Assistance. Food Pantry
Every 3rd Tuesday
Student does not need to bring proof of anything.

Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center 
Food Assistance

Washington United Church of Christ
Food assistance. Documentation required: picture ID, proof of residence. Serves 45214, 45225 only but anyone can come get food of the shelf. Tuesdays 12-3, once a month on Thursdays 12-1:30 (except the 3rd Thursday) 

West College Hill Neighborhood Services
Food assistance. 1st and 3rd week of the month Mondays and Fridays 10-12, Tuesday evenings 6-8

West End Emergency Center
Food Assistance. Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proof of residence, Picture ID

Westfed Food Pantry
Food Assistance. Serves 45211 and 45238 only. Documentation required: Picture ID, proof of residency. Last 2 Thursdays of the month 1:30-2:30

Westwood United Methodist Church
Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Wednesdays 10-12

York Street United Methodist Church
Food Assistance. Picture ID required. Wednesdays 11-12

Zion United Church of Christ
2301 Indian Mound Ave., Norwood, OH
(513) 531-5400

Food Pantry

First Baptist Church of Greendale 
Food Pantry

North Dearborn Pantry 
2517 N. Dearborn RD., West Harrison IN 
(812) 637-2841