We will continue to update as we find more resources, keep an eye out and stay strong! #teamKentucky
Fayette County School Meals:
Beginning March 30th, there will be free breakfast and lunch for children and teens 18 years and younger. It will be served in 3 school/parish parking lots in a meal pick-up service. Children must be present to claim the meal. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 am and lunch will be served 11 am to 12 pm. Multiple days may be picked up at one time. The locations of service are: Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School in Lexington, Good Shepherd School in Frankfort, and St. Leo Catholic School in Versailles.
The Calipari Foundation has teamed up with Kroger and the Fayette County Public Schools to help families in need during the COVID pandemic. The partnership will provide $40,000 in Kroger gift cards each week schools are closed. Caulk says that gift alone will help feed 400 families a week.through at least April 20th. In addition to nutrition employees volunteering, others in the Lexington community have also reached out to help. Caulk says The Jenna and Matthew Mitchell Foundation at Blue Grass Community have pledged $105,600 to provide food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies to families in need while schools are closed. Caulk also says the Family Resource and Youth Services Center Coordinators assembled thousands of boxes of food and supplies and delivered them to doorsteps of families in need. There are 2 ways to donate to the fund: you can text GIVE to 859-955-8173 or choose the contribute button at www.caliparifoundation.org/contribute to use PayPal.
Food Assistance and Free Meals:
If your family needs food assistance and you live in Fayette County, please call 859-259-2308.
Nourish Lexington was just founded to provide warm, ready-to-eat meals to those in immediate need. If you are a food service worker currently out of work, visit for details on how to sign up to work a shift!
Free meals are being distributed at FoodChain, Cambridge Community Action, New Life Day Center, Catholic Action Center, Lexington Rescue Mission, Nathaniel Mission, Lighthouse Ministries, The Hope Center, The Health Department, Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Broadway Christian Church, and Open Door House Ministries. They each have specific day and time schedules, contact the location directly for more information.
Restaurant Workers Relief Program:
There is now a Restaurant Workers Relief Program at the Great Bagel Boston Road location (3650 Boston Road #108 Lex, KY 40514). Starting on March 26th, they will be offering help for those in dire need of food and supplies. Each night from 5-7pm, they will pack hundreds of to-go dinners, and provide them on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you can donate, please do so at www.LeeInitiative.org.
Local Resource Delivery:
Local Food Connection Household Market is your one-stop shop to buy from multiple local farms with a convenient neighborhood pickup. There will be products ranging from fresh produce, dairy, meants, and gourmet artisan products. Shop the online storefront at https://localfoodconnection.localfoodmarketplace.com to find everything that is available. Order this Tuesday, 3/31, by 10 pm for delivery Thursday, 4/2. Take your own container when picking up from the following locations: South Farm - 4321 Emmert Farm Lane, 40514, from 4-6 pm; Great Bagel - 396 Woodland Ave, 40508, from 10 am - noon; Smithtown Seafood, 501 W 6th Street, 40508, from 11 am - noon.
Local produce dropped off at your door – http://www.doveslandingfarm.com/#/
Local meat dropped off at your door – https://app.barn2door.com/e/QAjk5/all
Other Local Resources:
Clem's Refrigerated Foods is open weekdays from 7 am until 5 pm. Item and price list at www.clemsfoods.com
Direct quote from David at Expenisfy: “Expensify.org is going to temporarily redirect all of its charitable funds to Expensify.org/hunger. With its ability to reimburse volunteers directly in real-time, Expensify.org is uniquely positioned to help families in need immediately. Until today, this fund was focused on paying off kids' "lunch debts" , but with schools closed around the nation, that isn't the top priority. Instead, we're devoting everything to a new program: matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family. It works like this:
1. Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card
2. Download Expensify on iOS or Android, for free
3. Join the Expensify.org/hunger policy
4. SmartScan the receipt, which will tell us how much you paid and show that it was paid for with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card
5. Submit it to
6. Set up your bank account to receive the funds
7. So long as we have funds available, we will reimburse up to $50 per family (one time), the very next day.
To be clear, we can't commit to reimbursing every single person in need — we have no idea how many people will do this, and unfortunately, we don't have unlimited funds. We also don't know how long this crisis will last and how far our brand new charity's resources will stretch. But we're going to do what we can with the funds donated on behalf of Expensify Cardholders via the Karma Points feature, as well as by the extremely generous donors who have signed up for our Corporate and Personal Karma programs.”
Department of Community Based Services will extend certification periods for all recipients of all public assistance programs for 3 months; this includes SNAP (food stamp program).
Food Banks: Salvation Army Address: 736 W. Main St.; 859-252-7706 Services: Provides pantry food Monday-Friday 9-11am. Walk in, bring ID, Rent Receipt, SSC, Income Verification.
God’s Pantry Address: 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511; 859-259-2308 Services: Provides 7 days of food. M-F 9-12/1-3 BY APPOINTMENT – can get a box once a calendar month. Call to request an appointment.
Updated 4/2/2020 Please go to our Facebook page for most updated information.