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Food Assistance Available

Food is available in the form of meals and packaged food items which will be provided at no cost or at low cost to needy individuals.  Another form of assistance is the Food Stamp Program which helps people with little or no money to buy enough food for healthy meals.

There are food banks available, and emergency assistance for those in immediate need.

Please click on the items to the left for information on the organizations that provide food to the needy.  This information includes the address of each organization and the telephone number you can call for help.  You can also view a printer friendly version of this information.

Food Banks

Be Concerned Inc.
714 Washington Street
Covington, KY  41011
(859) 291-6789

Two Rivers Middle School
Covington, KY  41011
(859) 392-1100 Ext. 1175

In His Name, Inc
33 Renshaw Road,
Highland Heights, KY  41076
(859) 441-8561

Harvest Ministries
Erlanger Baptist Church 
16 Commonwealth Ave, Erlanger, Kentucky  41018

1250 Tennessee Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Hope Ministries of Northern Kentucky, Inc. 
263 Main Street, Florence, KY 41042
Telephone: (859) 371-1887 

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Free or Low Cost Meals

Fairhaven Rescue Mission
260 Pike Street
Covington, KY  41012
(859) 491-1027

Henry Hosea House
901 York Street
Newport, KY  41071
(859) 261-9806
(859) 261-5857

Parish Kitchen
143 Pike Street
Covington, KY  41011
(859) 581-7745

Inter Church Organization
901 York Street
Newport, KY  41071-2130
(859) 261-5857

Salvation Army
340 West 10th Street
Newport, KY  41071
(859) 491-5180


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Emergency Assistance

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
205 Pike Street 
Covington, KY. 41011
Phone: 859-431-8717

Welcome House has programs to provide services to homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. Services provided include emergency assistance (food, personal, etc), emergency shelter (for women and children), case management (focused on income, housing, life skills), employment services, payee (managing budgets), and supportive transitional housing. More details can be found on their website

Brighton Center
706 Park Avenue
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 491-8303

The Brighton Center has a Family Support program which helps families who are in need of emergency assistance. The program primarily serves Campbell County, however, residents of Kenton, Boone, Grant, Pendleton, Carroll, Owen, and Gallatin Counties are also assisted. The Family Support Program offers the following types of assistance: food, clothing, rent, deposit, housing searches, tenant/landlord rights, transportation, cleaning supplies, utilities, prescriptions, household items, personal items, diapers, furniture, baby items, USDA commodities, SHARE, and referrals to other agencies.

Baptist Ministries
Main Street Baptist Church
306 West Main Street
Alexandria, KY  41011
(859) 694-1222

Boone County Human Services
2970 Union Square
P.O. Box 296
Burlington, KY  41005
(859) 334-2116

Provides emergency assistance to Boone County residents.  Help with rent, utilities and some assistance with medication.

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Other Resources

Action Ministries
4375 Boron Dr.
Covington, KY  41015 (Latonia)
(859) 261-3649

Provides grocery items to residents of southern Kenton County and to other 
smaller agencies.

Boone County Community Action
7512 East Bend Road
P.O. Box 283
Burlington, KY  41005
(859) 586-9250

Assistance with childcare, clothing, food, furniture and medication.

Campbell County Community Action
223 Fairfield Avenue
Bellevue KY  41042

Offers food assistance once a month.

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Food Stamps

The Food Stamp Program helps people with little or no money buy enough food for healthy meals. It does this by providing people with food stamp benefits, which can be used to buy food at participating stores.

The Food Stamp Program is run by the Cabinet for Families and Children.

Apply for Food Stamps at These Locations:

Boone County
Dept. for Community Based Services
Division of Family Support
7711 Ewing Boulevard, Room 105
Florence, KY  41042
(859) 371-6900

Campbell County
Dept. for Community Based Services
Division of Family Support
601 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Newport, KY  41071
(859) 292-6700

Kenton County
Dept. for Community Based Services
Division of Family Support
20 E. Seventh Street, 3rd Floor
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 292-6660


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