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Food pantries and soup kitchens in Cincinnati provide perishable and non-perishable items to families in need and children who are hungry. Food assistance can include fruit, vegetables, canned goods and other nutritious food items.

Food banks and food distribution centers donate to churches and community centers to distribute prepared, packaged and fresh foods daily.  Housing developments and shelters also provide emergency food and hot meals.

*Please confirm locations, dates, times and eligibility before arrival.

 

Food Pantries Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky– South

(Clifton, Corryville, Evanston, Mt. Adams, Mt. Auburn, Over the Rhine, Pendleton, Walnut Hills, West End and Covington)

 

Fairhaven Rescue Mission Food Pantry
260 Pike Street, 41011  (Covington)
859.491.1027
Eligibility: Resident of Covington, Kentucky
Food Pantry:   Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Meals: Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Also provides holiday meals, a recovery program for men, women’s living skills classes, and thrift stores.
Directions

 

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry
1602 Madison Road, 45206 (East Walnut Hills)
513.751.2500
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45206, 45207 and 45212
Days/Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Also provides senior supportive services, aspire-adult education and home health care services.
Directions

 

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
1730 Race Street, 45202  (Over-the-Rhine)
513.621.6364
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Also provides necessary household goods and an after-school program.
Directions

 

Queen City Food Kitchen and Choice Pantry
261 Gilbert Avenue 45206  (Walnut Hills)
513.961.1983
Eligibility: Anyone experiencing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Choice Pantry: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
Kitchen meals (To-Go): Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Also provides to-go hot meals and prepackaged pantry grocery bags.
Directions

 

Queen City Kitchen Food Choice Pantry
1620 Vine Street, 45202  (Over-The-Rhine)
513.961.1983
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.
Also provides to-go hot meals and prepackaged pantry grocery bags.
Directions

 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choice Food Pantry
1809 Rutland Avenue, 45207  (Evanston)
513.531.4337
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45207
Days/Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Also provides clothing.
Directions

 

St. Francis Seraph Ministries Food Pantry
1615 Republic Street, 45202  (Over-the-Rhine)
513.549.0542
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Dining Room: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bag Lunch: Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Also provides a bag lunch program, cooking for the family, and a summer program.
Directions

 

St. George Food Pantry
2554 Dennis Street, 45219  (Clifton)
513.751.8771
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45217, 45219 and 45220
Days/Hours: By appointment only, Monday and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Last Friday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. Last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Also provides personal care items and cleaning items.
Directions

 

Ted and Becky Catino Choice Food Pantry
1125 Bank Street, 45214  (West-End)
513.421.0602
Eligibility: Resident of Hamilton County
Days/Hours: By appointment only, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon
Directions

 

The Salvation Army Choice Food Pantry of Cincinnati
114 East Central Parkway, 45202  (Over-the-Rhine)
513.762.5600
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: One visit per week, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Also provides hygiene Items, pet food on Fridays, Sunday lunch following the church services and summer camps for children.
Directions

 

York Street United Methodist Church Food Pantry
816 York Street, 45214  (West End)
513.721.8095
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon
Directions

 


Food Pantries Cincinnati and Hamilton County – West

(Cheviot, College Hill, Fairmount, Mill Vale, Mt. Airy, Northside, Price Hill, Western Hills, Westwood, Winton Hills)

Childhood Food Solutions Food Pantry
2573 Saint Leo Place, 45225  (Fairmount)
513.910.4162
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45225
Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Provides food sacks to children right before the last day of the month on a non-school day.
Directions

 

Christ’s Community Ministries Food Pantry
5819 Salvia Avenue, 45224  (College Hill)
513.541.0303
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45224
Days/Hours: One visit per 30-day period. Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon
Also provides rent and utility assistance, spiritual counseling, summer youth employment and summer day camps.
Directions

 

Churches Active in Northside Choice Food Pantry (CAIN)
4230 Hamilton Avenue, 45223  (Northside)
513.591.2246
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Food Pantry:  Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meals: Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Also provides transitional housing for women and children.
Directions

 

Gray Road Church Food Pantry
4826 Gray Road, 45232  (Winton Hills)
513.541.4100
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also provides grocery assistance.
Directions

 

Immanuel United Church of Christ Food Pantry
1520 Queen City Avenue, 45214  (Fairmount)
513.921.1167
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon
Directions

 

St. Therese Little Flower Food Pantry
5560 Kirby Avenue, 45239  (Mt. Airy)
513.541.5560
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45239
Food Pantry: Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Meals: Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Directions

 

Westfed Food Pantry
3628 Boudinot Avenue, 45211  (Cheviot)
513.661.5166
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45211 and 45238
Days/Hours: One visit per month. Last two Thursdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Directions

 

Westwood United Methodist Church Food Pantry
3460 Epworth Avenue, 45211  (Westwood)
513.661.3139
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45211
Days/Hours: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon
Directions

 


Food Pantries Cincinnati and Hamilton County – Central

(Avondale, Bond Hill, Hartwell, Kennedy Heights, Paddock Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Roselawn)

Corinthian Baptist Church Food Pantry
1920 Tennessee Avenue, 45237  (Bond Hill)
513.221.7351
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Third Thursday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Directions

 

Greater New Hope Missionary Church Food Pantry
3655 Harvey Avenue, 45229  (North Avondale)
513.281.3251
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: Third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon
Directions

 

Love Star Food Pantry
760 North Fred Shuttlesworth Circle, 45229  (North Avondale)
513.221.5049
Eligibility: Residents of ZIP code 45229
Days/Hours: Third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Directions

 

Olivet Baptist Church Food and Clothing Pantry
6939 Montgomery Road, 45236  (Kennedy Heights)
513.549.7096
Eligibility: Anyone facing food and clothing insecurity
Days/Hours: Third Wednesday of each month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Directions

 

The Caring Place Food and Clothing Pantry
6312 Kennedy Avenue, 45213 (Kennedy Heights)
513.841.1499
Eligibility: Resident of Golf Manor, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, and Silverton
Days/Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Directions

 

Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center
420 West Wyoming Avenue, 45215  (Hartwell)
513.821.3233
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45215, 45216, 45232, 45216, 45224, 45231, 45241, 45246, 45217, 45262 and 45235
Days/Hours: A three-day food supply for each member of the household) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Also provides clothing, household items, direct financial aid, resource referral, and victim advocacy and prevention.
Directions

 


Food Pantries Cincinnati – Hamilton County North

(Colerain, Mt. Healthy, Springdale)

 

 

Corpus Christi Church Food Pantry
2014 Springdale Road, 45231  (Mt. Healthy)
513.825.0618
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45231
Days/Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Directions

 

Landmark Cincinnati Church Food Pantry
600 Glendale-Milford Road, 45246  (Glendale/Springdale)
513.326.4174
Eligibility: Anyone facing food insecurity
Days/Hours: By appointment only and limited to one visit per 30-day period. Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Also provides a clothing closet.
Directions

 

Mt. Healthy Alliance Choice Food Pantry
7717 Harrison Avenue, 45231  (Mt. Healthy)
513.551.8036
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP code 45231
Days/Hours: A three-day food supply. Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon
Also provides a wellness program and senior boxes.
Directions

 

SON Ministries-Groesbeck UM Church Food Pantry
8871 Colerain Road, 45251  (Colerain)
513.385.1750
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45224, 45231, 45239 and 45251
Days/Hours: Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Directions

 


Food Pantries Cincinnati – East

(Anderson Township, East End, Newtown)

Inter Parish Ministry Choice Food Pantry
3509 Debolt Road, 45244  (Newtown)
513.561.3932
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45228, 45230, 45244, 45245, 45255 and 45140
Days/Hours: One visit per 30-day period. Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner: Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Also provides clothing and back-to-school food drives.
Directions

 

Sem Client Choice Food Pantry
6474 Beechmont Avenue, 45230  (Anderson Township)
513.231.1412
Eligibility: Resident of ZIP codes 45230, 45226, 45244, 45254, 45255, 45102, 45103 and 45106
Days/Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday from  10 a.m. to noon
Directions

 


Food Pantries with multiple locations in Cincinnati – Hamilton and Butler County

Whole Again Summer Food Program
Multiple Locations
513.847.6038
Eligibility: Any child ages 1-18 yrs. Older children with medical disabilities up to age 21
Days/Hours: Take-home meals distributed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You receive enough wholesome meals (breakfast and lunch) for seven days.

 

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