Food

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 Food Room
Freestore FoodbankFood Room 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

UNITED WAY 211
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 
859-261-3649 
Assistance with rent, utilities, food, and medical care. Kenton county residents only. 

Angel Ministries 
859-445-7724 
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 
859-291-6789 
Food assistance. Must make an appointment. 

Boone County Community Action
859-586-9250
Food assistance, utility assistance

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

Campbell County Community Action
859-431-8870
Food assistance, utility assistance

Care Mission
Alexandria, KY
(859) 635-4500

Erlanger Baptist
859-727-2588
Assistance with food

Fairhaven Rescue Mission
859-491-1027
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
859-635-1441
Documentation Required: picture ID, food assistance

First Baptist Church - Cold Spring
859-441-6184
Food assistance

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

Fiscal Court Campbell County 
859-292-3838 
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
859-815-7258
Pantry open to all current Gateway Students

Garrard Street Church
859-431-1613
Food pantry

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

Holy Spirit
859-261-0818
Assistance with food

Hope Ministries 
859-371-1887 
Food assistance, utility assistance. 

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

Hosea House
859-261-5857
Soup kitchen located in Newport

Immanuel Church 
859-261-8858 
For Ludlow and Bromley residents only, food pantry.

Independence Christian Church 
859-356-3525 
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.

Kenton County Community Action
859-581-6607
Food Assistance, utility assistance.

Lakeside Christian Church 
859-341-1160 
Emergency food assistance.

Lifeline Ministries of NKY
859-727-3733
Assistance with food


Lion's Club Campbell County 
859-781-4298 
Help for families needing food, and other basic necessities. 

Lion's Club Boone County 
859-525-2263 
Help for families needing eyeglasses, food, and other basic necessities. 

Lion's Club Kenton County 
859-572-2049 
Help for families needing food, and other basic necessities. 

Main Street Baptist Church Care Mission 
859-694-1222 
Provides assistance in a variety of areas, including help with food. Call to explain your situation. 

Mary Rose Mission
859-292-0300
Soup kitchen located in Florence, open seven days a week.

New Beginnings 
859-655-9100 
Food pantry, kids café, free hot meals. 

New Hope Christian Center
859-491-5616
Food pantry located in Newport

New Hope United Methodist Church
859-781-1660
Food pantry located in Southgate

Northern Kentucky Baptist Church
859-341-6553
Food pantry located in Florence

Parish Kitchen 
859-581-7745 
Provides hot meals 7 days a week. 

Rose Garden Center for Hope and Healing
859-491-7673
Diapers, formula, food, baby clothing, medical clinic/dental care, bus passes

Salvation Army (NKY Area) 
859-491-5180 

South Side Baptist Church
859-431-1314
Food assistance: Documentation required: Picture ID, proof of income, proof of address, social security cards for children

St. John’s United Church of God
859-431-1818
Food pantry located in Newport

St. Mary’s Assumption
859-635-4188
Assistance with food, ONLY with referral from St. Vincent DePaul.

St. Paul’s Church of Newport
859-581-7640
Food pantry located in Newport. Must be a resident of 41071 or 41073 zip codes.

St. Vincent DePaul
859-341-3219
Rent, utility assistance, food

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

United Christian Volunteers
859-727-4417
Food pantry located in Erlanger

United Ministries
859-727-0300
Food pantry located in Erlanger

Vineyard Church
859-689-0777
Food pantry located in Florence

A. Morton Food Pantry
513-681-9665
Food Assistance

Addyston United Methodist Church 
513-941-6034 
Food Pantry 

Anderson Ferry Church of Christ 
513-451-3555 
Food Pantry 

Caring Place
513-841-1499
Food Assistance. Serves 45213, 45236, and part of 45237. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-2

Central Church of Christ
513-481-5820
Food Assistance Mondays -Fridays 9-3

Christ's Community in College Hill

513-541-0303
Food assistance. Picture and proof of residence required

Christian Outreach and Wellness Ministry
513-871-8611
Food and clothing. Also have a diabetic food pantry and wellness outreach services. Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-6:30

Church Active in Northside (CAIN)
513-591-2246
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
513-961-2256
Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays 9:30-12:30

Church of Saviour
513-241-1870
Food Assistance. Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

City Gospel Mission 
513-241-2555 
Food Assistance 

Clifton Seventh Day Advent Church
513-221-1221
Food Assistance. Mondays and Thursdays 10-3

Corpus Christi Church
513-825-0618
Food Assistance. Picture ID required and Duke energy bill. Mondays and Thursdays 10-11:30, Wednesdays 6-7:30

Corithian Baptist Church
513-221-7351
Food Assistance. Picture ID required. 3rd Saturday of the month 11:30-1

Freestore Food Bank 
513-241-1064 
Bring picture ID, piece of mail, and social security card for every household member. 

Gray Road Church of Christ
513-541-4100
Food assistance. Documentation required: picture ID, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10-1 

Greater Bethleham Temple Apostolic Church
513-681-9665
Food Assistance. Serves 45223 residence only. Picture ID and proof of residence required.

Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

513-281-3251

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

Healing Center
513-346-4080
Food assistance. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30-12, Thursdays 6:30-8:30, Languages English and Spanish

Immanuel United Church of Christ

513-921-1167
Food Assistance. Picture ID and proof of income. 3rd Tuesdays of every month 10-12

Inter Parish Ministry
513-561-3932
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
513-751-8771
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
513-221-5049
Food Assistance. 45229 residence only. Documentation required: Picture ID 3rd Wednesdays of the month 10-12:30

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center
513-271-5501
Food assistance. Serves 452236, 45227, 45208 and 45209. Documentation required: proof of residence. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-3:30

Manna Outreach
513-921-5344
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
513-751-2500
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
513-541-0307
Food Assistance. Hamilton county residents only. Picture ID or utility with current address and name required. Thursdays 12-3

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
513-321-3900

Mt. Healthy Alliance Community
513-551-8036
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

Oakley Community Emergency
513-871-3136
Food Assistance. Oakley residence only(45209) Documentation required. Picture ID, proof of residence and rent receipt. Tuesdays 10-11

Our Daily Bread
513-621-6364
Soup kitchen located in Cincinnati

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

Over The Rhine Kitchen-Walnut Hills
513-961-1983
Food Assistance. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-1

Phil's Kitchen
513-591-2246
Offers a meal on Monday evenings from 5-6. Open to everyone.

Rescue Community Center
513-221-6246
Food Assistance. Wednesdays and Fridays 1-3

St. Andrews Pantry

513-531-4337
Food Assistance. Documentation required. Picture ID, proof of residence.. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:32-1:30

St. Boniface Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul
513-541-1563
Food Assistance. Serves Northside residence and parishioners. Saturday 1-3 (closed 1st Saturday of the month)

St. George Interfaith
513-751-8771
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
513-921-1044
Food Assistance. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4

St. Theresa Little Flower Church
513-541-5560
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
513-421-0602
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

513-921-0247
Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Wednesdays 6-7

Salvation Army (Cincinnati Area) 
513-762-5660 

Sem Pantry
513-231-1412
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
513-221-3882
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
513-385-1793
Food Assistance. Documentation required: picture ID, proof of residence Mondays and Wednesdays 10-12, Wednesday evenings 4:30-6:30

Tri-County Soul Ministries
513-772-2277
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
513-381-3858
Food Assistance. Second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month from 12-2

Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center 
513-821-3233 
Food Assistance

Washington United Church of Christ
513-541-7757
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
513-542-7379
Food assistance. 1st and 3rd week of the month Mondays and Fridays 10-12, Tuesday evenings 6-8

West End Emergency Center
513-381-5882
Food Assistance. Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proof of residence, Picture ID

Westfed Food Pantry
513-661-5166
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
513-661-3139
Food Assistance. Proof of residence required. Wednesdays 10-12

York Street United Methodist Church
513-721-8095
Food Assistance. Picture ID required. Wednesdays 11-12

Clearinghouse 
812-926-1198 
Food Pantry

First Baptist Church of Greendale 
812-537-1642 
Food Pantry