Community Meals for Families

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There are a variety of ways to get free food for your family through community partners in the Lexington Area.

  • God’s Pantry Food Bank – God’s Pantry Food Bank has 4 pantries in Fayette County open Monday – Friday. A referral is needed to visit St. Luke Pantry, Central Pantry, and Cambridge Pantry. Please call 859-259-2308 to schedule a referral.
    *A new God’s Pantry location is open inside the Northside Library (June 2022). Open Monday – Friday from 12:00 -2:00. No referral needed. Families can shop for what they need for their families.
  • Glean Kentucky – Glean Kentucky is supporting the agencies who are staying open and starting to work with others to develop different delivery models for fresh produce. Click HERE for a map of food locations (some may be outdated so call ahead before you go). You can also apply to receive free produce HERE.
  • Lexington Rescue Mission – Free breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and hot, nutritious lunches from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Breakfast and lunch are free and open to anyone in need. All meals are served at our Outreach Center at 444 Glen Arvin Avenue.
  • Meal Hand Out at FoodChain will now be: Dinner (anyone) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-7pm. 501 W. Sixth St, Suite 105 (where Jefferson St. meets West Sixth St.)
  • Lexington Public Library Northside Branch and Village Branch – Snacks Monday-Saturday, 4-6 PM
  • Employment Solutions will be providing summer meals as follows for the Tates Creek Area: Dates: 6/6-8/9 (no meal service 7/4) Monday – Friday, 1245 Centre Pkwy 12:30-1:00, 1143 Centre Pkwy 1:15-1:45
  • SNAP Benefits – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people buy food for healthy meals at participating stores. Kentucky SNAP benefits increase household food buying power when added to the household’s income. *Kentucky SNAP Requirements – Any household meeting basic income and other requirements may be able to receive SNAP benefits.

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