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

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
859-431-8870
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
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 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 
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

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
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.

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 
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.

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
859-581-6607
Food Assistance, utility assistance.

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

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. 

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

Phone: (859) 261-0226

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.

Mustard Seed-Hot Meals
16 Depot Street

Walton. KY. 41094

Serves daily 11-1

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

Pantry Of Hope at First Baptist Church
2315 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY. 41076
859-441-7274
All are welcome
Must have valid picture ID
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Parish Kitchen 
859-581-7745 
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
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

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

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