Hungry? Here’s a List of Owensboro Food Pantries & Free Community Meals
Did you know that one in six children in Kentucky faces the pains of hunger daily? Owensboro works very hard to combat through local food pantries and community meals.
KENTUCKY'S HUNGER RATES
Imagine being a small child and not knowing where your next meal will come from. This is a real problem all over the United States and right here in the Bluegrass. In Kentucky alone, more than 600,000 people deal with hunger and almost a third of those are children.
OWENSBORO WORKS TO COMBAT HUNGER
We are so fortunate here in our community to have schools, churches, and organizations that want to see this number diminish. From the food bags that go home on the weekends in the school system to the free meals offered when school is out to all the food pantries and free meals.
HOW TO FIND FOOD IF YOU'RE HUNGRY
The Center here in Owensboro has released an updated list of all the food pantries and places that provide a FREE community meal for anyone who has a need. We also have little blessing boxes sprinkled all over the city. Click here for the little food pantries list.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to help in the fight against hunger there are so many ways to help.
- donate non-perishable food items to a local food pantry
- help serve or provide meals at the local shelters
- clean out your cabinets once a month and make food boxes to donate
- monetary donations are always needed to provide supplies
ITEMS NEEDED FOR FOOD PANTRIES AND BLESSING BOXES
- Ramen Noodles
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Canned Soups
- Packaged Crackers
- Non-Perishable Food Items
- Toiletry Items
- Sanitary Items
- Hygiene Items
HERE'S THE LIST OF FOOD PANTRIES AND COMMUNITY MEALS
Owensboro's Little Libraries & Blessing Boxes