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Boone and Grant County food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries.

Several non-profit food pantries operate in the greater Boone as well as Grant County area. Locations of food banks and soup kitchens near you give out free groceries, hygiene supplies focus on seniors by running a meals on wheels service. There are also centers that provide free summer meals to children during the summer or offer help during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Find details below, as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page for more information.

Volunteers work at many of these pantries as they do operate as non-profit agencies. They also rely heavily on donations from restaurants as well as supermarkets in Boone County. If someone can donate to the operate of one of these food banks, please do so.

What may be provided to a low income family will vary. A box of groceries may have canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and more. Special holiday meals, such as free services at Thanksgiving and Christmas are available. Many pantries also offer clothing, applications to SNAP food stamps, and similar goods.

New Life Apostolic Church
Address is 1645 Gardnersville Road
Crittenden, Kentucky 41030
Telephone - (859) 428-3120

Williamstown Christian Church
318 N. Main Street
Williamstown, Kentucky 41097
(859) 823-2041
Volunteers run a food pantry on site.

Grant County Helping Hands
214 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 824-4471A thrift store has clothing, Christmas gifts for children, and more. There is also a free food pantry on site with groceries, baby formula, and cleaning supplies.





Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission – Grant County office
Address is 134 North Main Street
Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 824-4768
Services include applications to SNAP food stamps and free school lunches for children. They can also help clients access housing assistance or locate a food bank in the region.

Senior Services Of Grant County and Northern Kentucky
Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 491-0522
Meals on Wheels provides free, USDA approved home delivered meals to the elderly and disabled. They can also help senior apply for Medicare and other human services.

Independence Christian Church
Independence, KY 41051
Phone: (859) 356-3525
the nearby Grant and Boone County pantry helps feed the poor, migrant workers, and others in need.

United Ministries of Boone County
A social service charity for the poor, low income, and struggling. Free food, groceries, fresh produce or meat, vegetables and more is given out. Kids can get food as well as single moms and others. More on United Ministries assistance programs.





Salvation Army center
Address is 1806 Scott Blvd
Covington, KY
Call (859) 261-0835
Programs include financial aid for bills or rent as well as Christmas toys for children from Angel Tree. Shelter, a thrift store, and food pantry are also on site. They also have back to school supplies. Christmas toys, meals, Thanksgiving turkey dinners and other assistance is given. Read more on Salvation Army food programs in Kentucky.

Williamstown Baptist Church
Location - 214 N. Main Street
Williamstown, KY 41097
For hours of the food pantry, dial (859) 824-4102
Based on donations, there may be pasta, cereal, rice, canned meat, and other items.

Hope Ministries Of Northern Kentucky
263 Main Street
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 371-1887
The non-profit assists both Boone and Grant County families. Donations allow emergency boxes of food to be passed out the the needy. Non-perishable food, meats, and more, such as school supplies, may be provided as well.

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Boone County
6555 Nicholas Street Suite A2
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 586-9250
An intake site for WIC vouchers as well as an emergency food pantry is on site.

Vineyard Christian Church
7101 Pleasant Valley
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 689-0777
A pantry as well as hot meal can be served.





Additional free food programs in Grant - Boone County region

Many other food pantries as well as soup kitchens for hot meals are located in Boone County Kentucky, and some may be near you. They will have everything from free boxes of food to government aid, such as USDA Commodities. Or they can arrange from meal deliveries to the home bound and more. Call 513.482.4500.

By Jon McNamara

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