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Free food banks and pantries Daviess County and Owensboro.

There are dozens of free food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens in Daviess County Kentucky. Find charities, churches, and government programs that help feed low income families, children, the elderly, disabled and others. Food pantries near may provide non-perishable canned groceries or fresh food, such as meat, dairy, or produce. Or find places like soup kitchens that give free hot meals, including at Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

The free, emergency food pantries and soup kitchens are usually located at churches or charities. There is also a referral number at the bottom of the page for other food assistance programs. However the government Social Service office in Owensboro can also provide applications to SNAP food stamps, school meals or WIC vouchers. Case workers try to direct qualified low income or households living in poverty to public food assistance benefits in KY. Call a pantry in advance for hours and resources, however each Daviess County food banks will do their best to not turn anyone away.

Bellevue Baptist
Food pantry address is 4950 St Hwy 56
Owensboro, KY 42301
Based on donations, get Canned Beans, Cereal (Hot & Cold), Juice, Peanut butter, Jelly, Bread, Soup and more.

Buena Vista Church
Main address is 119 W 24th St.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Get help such as fresh produce, meat, dairy, bread and more. Canned groceries and summer snacks for kids as well as holiday meals too.




Christ Community Church
1320 Center Rd.
Owensboro, KY 4230
The faith based charity has a free food pantry and soup kitchen. Holiday meals, including Thanksgiving turkey dinners or Christmas baskets, are on site. There may also be personal hygiene items in Daviess County, such as detergent, soap, feminine products and other goods.

Church Alive
Address is 325 Carter Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42301
Main number is 270-683-4200

Daniel Pitino Shelter
Main address is 501 Walnut St.
Owensboro KY
A homeless shelter and free food pantry. The homeless in Daviess County can get free hot meals or other support, such as a blanket or basic medical care.

Life Community Church
1100 Breckenridge
Owensboro KY
Main address is 270-478-5582

Help Office of Owensboro, Inc
Main address is 1316 W 4th St
Owensboro KY
Main phone - 270-685-4971
A multi-faceted human resource agency. Learn about public aid, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, SNAP, housing and more. There is also a free emergency food pantry for qualified low income and working poor households.





Crossroads Community Services
1631 Breckenridge St.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone - 270-240-2773
The regional community action agency. They offer grants to help with bills, applications to SNAP food stamps, employment programs and more.  Or apply for federal USDA programs such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP),

Eaton Memorial Baptist Church
1225 W 4th St.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Main number is 270-685-4971

First Christian Church
The location is 701 Jr Miller
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Hall Street Baptist
Location is 1102 Hall St.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
For hours of the food bank, call 270-683-1303. Or dial to volunteer.

Lewis Lane Baptist
2600 Lewis Lane
Owensboro, KY 42301
Telephone number is 270-684-4266

Munday Center
1650 W 2nd St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

New Life Church Food Pantry
400 Crabtree Ave.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

Owensboro Christian Church
2818 New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42301
For hours of free food or meal distribution, call 270-683-2706

Pleasant Valley Church
800 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303





The Salvation Army – Owensboro and Daviess County
Social service center is at 235 S. Ewing Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 685-5576
A leading social service organization. There is emergency financial help, free food pantries, winter clothes, and Thanksgiving or Christmas food and gifts. Homeless shelters, case management, and a soup kitchen for hot meals (or frozen food) is also in Daviess County. Thanksgiving turkey dinners, hygiene supplies and more is available as well. More on Salvation Army assistance in Daviess County.

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County
1650 W 2nd St.
Owensboro, KY 42301
Main phone - 270-687-4640
They offer assistance programs to the elderly and disabled. Everything from Meals on Wheels in Daviess County to field trips, Medicare enrollment, and congregate meals. They also offer healthy nutritional supplements such as Ensure and cooking classes.

Southside Fellowship
Main address is 2804 Veach Rd.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Phone - 270-683-6804
Groceries, food, hygiene goods and more items are offered.

Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church
809 E 4th St.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone number is 270-683-5641

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301
Main phone is 270-683-6525

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
There are multiple volunteer run parishes that have free food banks or soup kitchens. They may also give clothes or furniture. Immigrants, the poor, jobless and single moms (among others) can get help. Get canned groceries, personal toiletries, laundry detergent, bread, and more.
St. Vincent DePaul, 200 E 18th St., Owensboro, Kentucky 42303. Call 270-683-1747
St. Vincent DePaul also has a church at 200 E Wing Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303. Phone 270-683-1747

Third Baptist Church
526 Allen St.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Unity Fellowship
Location is 625 Allen St.
Owensboro, KY 42301
Main number is 270-683-3811

Walnut Memorial Helping Hands Kitchen
519 W Byers Ave.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Call 270-684-7234
This is a free soup kitchen for hot meals.







Yellow Creek Baptist
A food pantry and soup kitchen is at 5741 Hwy 144
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Free food and grocery boxes may have meat (frozen or canned), Tomato sauce, Rice, vegetables (fresh or canned), starches, spaghetti and sauce, milk, beans, snacks, and more. There are also personal hygiene items like detergent, soap, napkins and more.

Zion United Church
625 Allen St.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Main number is 270-683-3811

Find other free food, meals, and hunger prevention near you in Daviess County

There are other places that families or individuals can go to for free food near them. Pantries, government assistance programs such as SNAP food stamps, paper products including toilet paper or household supplies can be provided. Call 812.425.0775 for details.


By Jon McNamara














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