Little Foodies: Food Pantries in Dayton and Cincinnati

Whether you find yourself in need or your family is looking for a way to serve others with donations, Southwest Ohio has several food pantries and organizations excited to help this holiday season. 


Freestore Foodbank

Locations vary

As one of the largest food banks in Ohio, Freestore Foodbank provides 37 million meals annually, including Kids Cafe, a free program that feeds children after school. 

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

1730 Race St., 45202

For anyone facing food insecurity, Our Daily Bread also provides necessary household goods and an after-school program. 

Queen City Kitchen

261 Gilbert Ave., 45206

Queen City Kitchen has no zip code restrictions or requirements to access services of hot to-go meals, choice pantry and prepackaged pantry grocery bags at the oldest soup kitchen in Cincinnati. 

St. Vincent de Paul

Locations vary

Through 11 parish-based food pantries throughout Hamilton County, SVDP is feeding and providing personal care items to more than a thousand families each month. 


The Foodbank 

56 Armor Place, 45417

Serving hunger relief in Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties, The Foodbank distributes to over 100 member pantries and holds a weekly drive-thru pantry for families in any county with a photo ID. 

Hearth Food Pantry

3415 Linden Ave., 45410

With a full-choice pantry, families can choose their own bread, meat, produce and non-perishable items throughout the pantry. It is recommended to bring your own box or bag as these are first come, first serve. Only one order of groceries per household per visit. Photo ID required on first visit. 

With God’s Grace Free Store

5505 North Dixie, 45414

Available to families in Montgomery, Preble and Greene counties, the Free Store allows people to shop for their basic needs. With God’s Grace also offers cooking and nutrition classes for families. Set up an appointment at 937-602-9981 with an adult ID and piece of mail required at the first visit. 

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