Food Pantry

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Helping Hands Food Pantry

There are two ways you can participate in the Helping Hands Food Pantry:

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a resident of Franklin County and be 18 years or age or older.

1. Receive one food box per month:

-Between 9 a.m. Monday morning and noon Tuesday call the Center, 502-223-5794, to reserve a box. Available boxes are limited, so please call early in the week. You may receive one food box per month.

-Make arrangements to pick up your box in person at the Center at 11 am. on Free Food Friday. You must present ID at pick up.   If you do not pick up your box by 11 a.m. Friday, the box will be given to the next person on the list.


2. Participate in Free Food Friday

Each Friday (or another day each week if the Center is closed on Friday), from 8-10 am come to the Center and ‘shop’ the food donations we’ve received from our God’s Pantry partners listed below.  Based on what the Center has received from our partners during the week, the staff and volunteers will tell you how much/what kinds of food you may select.



Part of God's Pantry in Lexington, KY, the Food Pantry accepts donations from ALDI,  Big Lots, Dollar General Stores, Kroger, Little Casear's Pizza, Panera, Papa John's, Poppy's Bakery, Starbucks and Walmart. In FY 2021 over 4300 participants received food from the Helping Hands Food Pantry.