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Free food banks and groceries Fayette County Kentucky.

Find where to get free food, meals, groceries, or non-financial aid in Lexington and Fayette County Kentucky. Get information on the various churches, food banks and emergency pantries near you, listed below, to call for assistance today. A number of centers are committed to helping the needy in the community, no matter what their needs are or their background. There is also a phone number for more free food programs at the bottom of the page.

The assistance available from each location will vary. Many of the food banks and churches in the Lexington Kentucky area run programs for low-income families, the working poor, and struggling households. They can get free groceries, personal hygiene supplies, baby formula, and perishable items for free or at reduced prices. Other locations in the Lexington area will distribute free groceries, serve a meal, or provide food to the low income as needed.

In addition, the food banks may also be able to provide clothing, holiday meals, household products, and personal hygiene items. They can also be a great place to contact to learn about various government programs, whether they are run by the state of Kentucky (such as SNAP food stamps) or the federal government. Receive referrals and assistance in applying to these government programs. Or if a location is not near where the family lives, then they can find other food pantries near them to call upon.

GPFB Central Christian FP
The emergency pantry is at 219 East Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Call (859) 255-6592
Various assistance programs and items are offered from the free pantry. There may be canned items like cereal or meat, or some fresh produce. Or try for baby formula, Ensure for seniors, or paper products like toilet paper or napkins.

Lexington Share Center
572 Georgetown Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-0031. For hours, dial 859-270-9402
A milt-faceted social service charity. Whether financial aid, free groceries, fresh fruits, whole grain pasta or WIC or SNAP food stamp applications, help is offered in Fayette County. Or learn about housing, job programs and more.




Lima Drive Food Pantry
541 Lima Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40511-1084. Call 859-559-5039

Northeast Christian Church
Address is 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington, KY 40509. Phone number is 859-536-9176
Whether a single mother, homeless, or unemployed, help is offered from the charity. There may also be some clothes or hygiene supplies like detergent, feminine goods or razors.

GPFB Saint Luke UMC
A food pantry is at 2351 Alumni Drive, Lexington, Kentucky. Call (859) 255-6592

Salvation Army of Central KY - Emergency Services
There are two main offices in the region, and they are listed below. Programs they administer include a food pantry, thrift store, clothing closet, and soup kitchen. There are also free Christmas meals and gifts from the Angel Tree program as well as Thanksgiving dinners. Limited amounts of financial help may be available for rent and electric bills too.

  • Address: 736 West Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508. Telephone: (859) 252-7706
  • Address: 205 South 1st Street, Nicholasville, KY 40340. Phone: (859) 881-4241

Porter Food Outreach
4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515. For information on free food programs, call 859-272-3441

Redeemed Christian Church of God
Location is 2130 Trade Center Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40509. Dial 859-405-5519
Get dry and canned goods, dairy, bread, paper products, and personal toiletries to those in need. There are also some hot meals as well as Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners for the working poor and/or homeless.

The Lighthouse Ministries
A soup kitchen and food bank is at 190 Spruce St, Lexington, KY 40555. Dial (859) 259-3434

Fayette County Community Action
The non-profit has various assistance programs. One is emergency food. There are also applications to grants,  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Summer Meals, USDA breakfast or lunch programs and more. Continue with assistance from Lexington KY community action.





Maxwell Street Presbyterian
180 E. Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508. Telephone number is (859) 255-1074

Meals on Wheels 2nd Presby
The homebound can use the free service. It is at 460 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Phone - 859-252-5355
Free frozen and sometimes fresh food is delivered to the homebound. This may be the elderly or disabled. A wellness check takes place too.

Newman Center Holy Spirit Parish
Primary location is 320 Rose Lane, Lexington, KY 40508. Call 859-255-8566
Free groceries, fresh items

Grace Baptist Church
In a crisis, stop by 811 Bryan Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40505. Call 859-252-1119
A free emergency food bank may have Dried macaroni, Canned Meats (Tuna, Ham, Fish Chicken), Bread, vegetarian, and liquid nutrition supplements and other goods. Students out of school can get snacks during the summer.

First African Baptist Church
465 Price Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-0031. Phone - 859-537-1281

Bread of Life Ministries
They operate an emergency soup kitchen and pantry from 1705 Jennifer Rd, Lexington, KY 40507-1572. Main number is 859-333-2786

Tates Creek Christian Church
3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40502-6448. Call 859-266-1621 for hours.
Emergency bags of groceries as well as holiday food boxes (Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas).

Lexington Hispanic SDA Church
Location of the free food center is 125 Garrett Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

Greater New Hope Christian
1713 Jennifer Road
Lexington, KY 40505
Dial (859) 299-4673
Runs the Angel Food program, can refer individuals to clothing closets and other social service programs

True Life Church
Location of church - 407 Kingston Road
Lexington, KY 40505
Dial (859) 299-0489





God's Pantry Food Bank
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 255-6592
It is not open on a walk-in basis. Anyone seeking help needs to have a referral. Resources offered range from the Backpack Program to a Kid’s Cafe to Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Contact Community Action Council at 859-233-4600, the Health Department (dial 859-252-2371), or the local Food Stamp Office at 859-246-2070.

Food banks that operate by referrals only
These three charities will provide assistance to those families with a referral. It can be obtained from a social service office in Fayette County, schools, or food stamp intake sites. The pantry locations are Saint Luke United Methodist Church is at 2351 Alumni Drive; Broadway Christian Church - 187 North Broadway Street; or Cambridge Drive Food Pantry is open for referrals only at 1902 Cambridge Drive.

Heritage House Mission
Address - 155 North Ashland Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
Main phone number - (859) 312-3873

The Rock United Methodist Church
Location - 1015 North Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Main number - (859) 255-0712
A food pantry will offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to items such as baby formula to working poor Fayette County families.

Bethel Harvest Church
3260 Lexington Road
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
Call (859) 881-3939 x219
There may be free meals at Thanksgiving or Christmas as well as referrals to housing or shelters. The food pantry may also have other items such as personal care or even clothing/blankets.

Paris Church Of Christ
1923 South Main Street
Paris, KY 40361
Telephone number is (859) 987-5623
A box of groceries may be offered from the food bank.

River Of Life Ministries
829 Clintonville Road
Paris, Kentucky 40361
For hours, dial (859) 987-5407
A pantry can help residents that are facing a crisis. Volunteers may also deliver a meal to a senior household or the homebound.

Scott United Ministries Amen House
319 E Main St
Georgetown, KY
For hours, dial (502) 863-5305

Blue Grass Community Foundation
Address - 499 E High St #112
Lexington, Kentucky
(859) 225-3343
The leading non-profit for the area. They are an intake site for SNAP food stamps and offer working poor or unemployed families other support too. Referrals are given to holiday assistance, school programs, and of course local food pantries.







Hannah's Closet
203 North Poplar Street
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 576-9721
This is associated with Light of Christ. The pantry provides free food, gently used clothing, furniture, cleaning supplies, and personal items to those that qualify.

Habitat Restore - Jessamine
Address: 217 N. Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
Call the food bank at (859) 881-3939 x219

Nicholasville Christian Church Food Pantry
Food bank address: South Second Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: (859) 885-4311

Gainesway Empowerment Center
Address: 1165 Centre Parkway, Suite 100
Lexington, Kentucky 40517
Main phone: (859) 271-8800
The goal is to help families become self-sufficient. So short term aid may be offered, such as free food, meals and financial help from the pantry. At the same time, clients will access longer term programs, such as career counseling, education, and budgeting skills.

Additional free food in Lexington area near you

Many other resources are available in Fayette County. There are also more free food pantries that may be convenient to a resident. For information on SNAP food stamps, USDA commodities, Meals on Wheels, or other services (such as a referral to a pantry) dial 859-259-2308 or 859.255.6592.


By Jon McNamara

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