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Hamilton County Ohio and Cincinnati free food pantries.

The greater Cincinnati Ohio area is supported by numerous free food pantries, coup kitchens, food banks, and charities.  Find details and locations of the various places to turn to for free or low cost food, meals, and groceries in Hamilton County Ohio near you. Many locations will also help people apply for government assistance such as food stamps, WIC, or other hunger prevention services. There is also a referral number at the bottom of the page for other free food programs in the Cincinnati area below..

The food banks in Hamilton County Ohio offer many services to low income families. Note only are they a great place to turn to for food or groceries, but staff at the centers also offer counseling, case management, and other assistance, such as help in applying for government food programs like SNAP, food stamps or school lunches. There are also other resources as well offered by the government, and find how to get public assistance and government aid in Ohio.

Most pantries are staffed with a combination of professionals and volunteers, and they are committed to offering various forms of aid to anyone who needs help. For example, some locations may provide clothing, limited financial help for bills, Christmas meals and gifts, and household products. If they can’t meet a need, then they have referrals, and all this is in addition to the food and perishable items that are distributed to families in the greater Cincinnati area.

Addyston United Methodist Church
Church address - 218 Main Street
Addyston, Ohio 45001
Phone number - (513) 941-6034Anderson Ferry Church Of Christ
380 Greenwell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 451-3555
Call for food and perishable items.

Caring Place
Address - 6312 Kennedy Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
Phone number - (513) 841-1499
In an emergency, the non-profit has boxes of food, canned goods, and even perishable fruits and vegetables.




Central Church Of Christ
3501 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Dial the pantry at (513) 481-5820
Free meals, food, groceries, and holiday assistance offered.

Central Parkway Ministries
Church address - 3220 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45225
(513) 559-1886
Has information on federal and state government food assistance programs, pantries, and social services.

Christ's Community In College Hill
Location - 5819 Salvia Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Call (513) 541-0303 for information and assistance.
Apply for items such as canned goods, paper products, boxes of free groceries, and personal toiletries.

Church Of Saviour
The address of the church pantry and thrift store is 65 East Hollister Street. Clothing and other forms of financial assistance may be offered too.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(513) 241-1870





Church Of The Advent/Open Door Ministry
2366 Kemper Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 961-2259
May have shelter, limited financial help, and perishable foodstuffs.

City Gospel Mission
Address - 1419 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Can provide food to the needy in the area. Call (513) 241-5525
Free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, small toys for children, and other services are available.

Corinthian Baptist Church
772 Whittier Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Dial the church at (513) 221-7351 for hours or information on food distribution.
The homeless can get a hot meal or blankets, and volunteers may also deliver food to the homebound in the local Hamilton County community.

Corpus Christi Church
Main address: 2014 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Dial the pantry location at (513) 825-0618

6018 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45216
(513) 477-0257. Food, Clothes, Groceries, Meals, and household items may be on site.

Freestore Foodbank - East Liberty Street
112 East Liberty Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Food banks and thrift store phone number - (513) 241-1064
This is one of the major locations in Ohio. Social services are available as well, including for housing. Staff also have food stamps applications, formula for new moms, and other support. They also have a backpack program for students to give them free food and meals over the weekend.

Fresh Start Victory Center – Meals, perishable items, and commodities are provided to low income who need food for themselves or their families.
Address - 7429 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231
(513) 985-0668

Gray Road Church Of Christ
4826 Gray Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
Call (513) 541-4100 to speak to a representative.

Address - 3655 Harvey Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone number is (513) 281-3251





Immanuel United Church Of Christ
Address - 1520 Queen City Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
Main phone - (513) 921-1167
Food boxes may have rice, non-perishable items, meats, and similar goods.

Inter Parish Ministry
Facility location - 3509 Debolt Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Call: (513) 561-3932
Surplus commodities are available in Hamilton County, including to seniors and the disabled. A focus is on feeding children as well.

Landmark Cincinnati Church
1600 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Dial (513) 771-0960 to find when food and lunches are offered.

Location - 760 North Fred Shuttlefworth circle
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Primary phone number: (513) 221-5049

Manna Outreach – A number of social services are offered to Hamilton County Ohio residents, including food.
931 McPherson Avenue PO Box 5141
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
Dial - (513) 921-5344

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Address - 1602 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone number to dial for meals, food, or perishable items is (513) 751-2500.

Mother Of Christ Church
5301 Winneste Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
(513) 242-0164
Volunteers collect surplus food and provide it to the community for free. There may also be items such as clothing, personal hygiene items, milks, meats, and similar goods.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
Address of church - 3101 Riverside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone number - (513) 321-3900







Stop by the food pantry at 7717 Harrison Avenue, or dial the number below.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
(513) 551-8036

Northeast Emergency Distribution Services
8341 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 891-0850
Partners with churches, food banks and pantries across Hamilton County.

Oakley Community Emergency Food Pantry
4100 Taylor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 871-3136
Can offer free food, meals, groceries to Hamilton Ohio families who are facing a crisis situation. No one will be turned away from receiving assistance.

Over The Rhine Kitchen - Walnut Hills Kitchen & Pantry
2631 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone number - (513) 961-1983
Meals, free groceries, and referrals are provided to the disadvantaged.

Rescue Community Center
725 Whittier Avenue P.O. Box 29421
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
(513) 221-6246
The charity has information on a number of charity and low income programs in the state of Ohio and city of Cincinnati. Call them for details.

Address - 3650 Washington Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Food bank phone number - (513) 221-3882

Son Ministries
8871 Colerain Avenue
Grosbeck United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, OH 45251
(513) 385-1793

St. Andrews Pantry
Location - 1809 Rutland Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Dial - (513) 531-4337





St. Andrews Pantry
108 Calhoun Street
Corner Of Dennis And Classen Streets
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(513) 751-8771
A partner food pantry of the charity center above. Helps struggling, unemployed, and the working poor with basic needs, including groceries, public benefits, and other support.

St. Leo Church
Church address - 2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
Phone number - (513) 921-1044

St. Vincent De Paul Society
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
(513) 421-0602
Runs various social service programs, including a food pantry. Also has Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts, help applying for food stamps, and limited financial assistance for bills and rent for Hamilton County Ohio residents.

Main address is 11177 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Primary phone number of pantry - (513) 772-2277
The church offers Senior Brown Bag program, fresh fruits, boxes of food, and other assistance, all around food and free groceries.

Union Baptist Church Food Pantry
405 West 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(513) 381-3858

Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center
Address - 420 West Wyoming Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Aid is provided by calling (513) 821-3233
Some of the items offered include diapers, school and work clothing, baby formula, emergency food boxes, and more. This is a center that helps Hamilton County Ohio families in need.

West College Hill Neighborhood Services
2062 West North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 542-7379

West End Emergency Center
Food bank location is 727 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Phone number - (513) 381-5882
Applications for government aid includes the Emergency Food Assistance Program as SNAP. Case managers can provide advice to seniors, the working poor, and work to fight hunger.

York Street United Methodist Church
Church address - 816 York Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
(513) 721-8095
Runs a food bank for the low income. Also get referrals to local charities and government programs. Clothing and diapers may be available too from time to time.

Harrison Avenue Assembly Of God
Location is 949 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, Ohio 45030
Main number - (513) 367-6109
Free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are available for low income families as well as children in Hamilton County.





Mt. Hope Baptist Church
9200 Stimple Road
Harrison, Ohio 45030
Dial (513) 367-0450

Roselawn Lutheran Church
Address - 1608 Summit Road
Roselawn, Ohio 45237
Call the church at (513) 821-5730 for hours of the food bank.

Find additional free food and meal programs in the Cincinnati region

In addition to the charities, churches, and non-profit food pantries and soup kitchens listed above, there are other resources too. Learn about SNAP food stamps or USDA free school breakfast lunch or breakfast programs for students. The elderly in Hamilton County as well as disabled can apply for Meals on Wheels too as well as other programs. Dial 513.482.4500 to find food pantries and government help near you.

By Jon McNamara














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