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.
Black Soil offers FREE grocery bags of fresh fruit and vegetables Monday – Friday from 11 am to 1 pm at Julietta Market. First come first serve!
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 Click HERE for a map of food locations (some may be outdated so call ahead before you go).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 Branchand 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.
Lexington Farmers Market Double Dollars Program (Paused until Spring 2023)