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Kentucky free food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food banks.

Get assistance from free food pantries, distribution centers, non-profits and regional food banks in Kentucky. These centers listed below can help the tens of thousands of people and families across the state who are struggling to feed their families, especially when considering the increasing prices of every day food items and groceries. These non-profits and charities pantries that are near you are a great place to turn to for help or referrals in difficult times.

Hundreds of non-profit food banks and pantries are located across Kentucky, and together they provide assistance to tens of thousands of individuals and families every month. They also work closely with other agencies, such as the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and churches, in order to extend their reach to all to all towns and communicates across Kentucky. Everything from fresh perishable items, canned goods, and surplus government commodities may be offered. Other pantries and soup kitchens may have free holiday meals, clothing, or basic needs. Also, find a toll free referral number at the bottom of this page for the locations of other pantries in Kentucky.

In addition, it is important to note that the low income, elderly, disabled and others have access to other assistance programs in their county. The food banks can be a great place to learn about them as the staff tend to be knowledgeable and support. So ask a Kentucky center for referrals or assistance in an effort to find information on other services and resources.

Find additional local Kentucky free food banks

In addition to the locations on this page as you scroll down, there are other centers that focus on helping the low income, needy, and seniors. Locate food pantries and banks that are near you. The locations are based in the major cities and towns, and that serve the needy in those areas.




Jackson County Food Bank Inc.
230 Mccammon Ridge Rd
Mc Kee - Kentucky, 40447
Phone - (606) 287-8336
Works with other charities and pantries in the county in order to help the less fortunate.

Christian Food Bank Of Hopkins County
Address: 114 N Franklin St.
Madisonville - KY, 42431
(270) 825-8296

Americas Second Harvest Food Bank - Kentucky
313 Peterson Dr.
Elizabethtown - KY, 42701
(270) 769-6997

Outreach for Jesus
3208 N. Highway 27
Somerset - Kentucky, 42503
Call for hours 606-451-0807

New Hope Food Bank
Main address: 880 J T Riggs Rd
New Hope - KY, 40052
(502) 549-6015
Boxes of groceries, baby formula, fruits, frozen foods and more may be provided to those that qualify. The programs and assistance is usually offered at no cost.





Portland's Food Pantry
3713 W Market St.
Louisville - KY, 40212
Dial for food - (502) 778-3641
Provides assistance to Jefferson County. May also have information on public aid such as SNAP food stamps or WIC.

Hand in Hand Ministries
Address of pantry - 3729 Bardstown Road
Louisville - KY, 40218
(502) 459-9930

Hope Center of Kentucky
Lexington - Kentucky, 40508
Main number - 859.252.7881

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky
18 E. Ninth St.
Newport - KY, 41072
Call 606-431-6840
The location partners with churches and local non-profit pantries. Bags of groceries, meats, canned items, fruits, and more is available. May have special Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or gift baskets.

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
313 Peterson Dr.
PO Box 821
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Dare To Care
5803 Fern Valley Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40228
Dial (502) 966-3821

Williamstown Baptist Church
Main address - 214 N. Main Street
Williamstown, KY 41097
Telephone number (859) 824-4102
Hot meals, a blanket, snacks, and more are available at the charity.





Senior Services Of Northern Kentucky - Falmouth Senior Center
Location of the center is 1111 Chipman Street
Falmouth, Kentucky 41040
(859) 654-602
Most of the free food, groceries, and meals are focused on the elderly and senior citizens. Some home delivered meals may be provided too.

ALMS Outreach
210 Geri Ln
Richmond - Kentucky, 40475
(859) 623-2220

Berea Community Food Bank
206 Chestnut St.
Berea - KY, 40403
Dial (859) 985-1903 for intake.

Methodist Ministries Food Pantry
330 W Hiseville Main Street
Hiseville - KY, 42152
Main number is 270-453-2521
Fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, paper products, and other items may be provided to the unemployed and struggling in Kentucky.

Serving the Hiseville - Center - LeGrande areas
Community Outreach
Po Box 548
Tompkinsville - KY, 42167
Call 270-487-6883
This non-profit organization, provides a food pantry, homeless shelter and used thrift store.

God's Pantry Food Bank, Inc.
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington , KY 40511-1084
Main number 859.255.6592





Dare to Care Food Bank
5803 Fern Valley Road
PO Box 35458
Louisville, Kentucky 40232-5458
Phone number - 502.966.3821

Tri-State Food Bank
Main location is 801 E. Michigan Street
Evansville, IN 47711-5631
The non-profit can help families in Kentucky as well. Free boxes of emergency food, canned goods, referrals, and other aid is available.

Freestore Foodbank
1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone - 513.482.4500
In addition to a box of food, the non-profit can help senior citizens, children, and the disabled. Also inquire into government resources such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program or SNAP food stamps.

Huntington Area Food Bank, Inc.
1327 Seventh Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

God’s Pantry Food Bank
Primary address 1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone number - (859) 255-6592

Neighborhood House
Location - 201 N. 25th St.
Louisville, KY 40212
Dial (502)774-2322
Emergency boxes of food for the low income, unemployed, and others.

Alms Outreach
210 Geri Ln
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Call (859) 623-2220 for more information.







Other Kentucky local food banks near you

Kentucky residents who need help, or to find a food bank that may be closer to you, can dial 270.769.6997. There are dozens of other local pantries, free soup kitchens, and government food assistance programs as well. They all battle hunger in the state. Families can get a listing of additional food pantries and distribution centers.


By Jon McNamara

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