Can't make it? You can still help!
Donate directly to one of our Food Banks.
Please consider gifting a direct cash donation to one, or both, of our local Food Banks.
You can gift 500 pounds of food (416 meals!) for only $50 !
MAY 1st - 15th, 2020
Monday-Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Help us reach our goal of collecting 3,000 pounds of food for our community, that's 2,500 meals!
Please share our social content to help spread the word! We need 200 pounds donated per day to reach our goal!
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE and post pics of your contribution challenging your followers to help us #FlattentheBreadline.
Items Needed Most Urgently:
Please be mindful of expiration dates. Anything expired must be thrown away.
Don't let your contribution be for naught!
God's Pantry Food Bank Requests:
- Breakfast foods
- Canned meats (tuna/chicken)
- Canned fruits
- Canned vegetables
- Pasta and rice
- Shelf-stable milk
The Salvation Army of Lexington Requests:
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
- Beef stew and soups
- Pasta and spaghetti sauce
- Breakfast cereals
- Peanut Butter
- Canned green vegetables
- Canned fruits and juices
The Salvation Army is also very much in need of supplies for their Emergency Shelter for women and children, the Hanger Lodge. We will be collecting the following non-food items exclusively for The Salvation Army:
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Baby Wipes
- Toiletries/Personal Feminine Care Products
- Board/Card Games for Adults and Children
Article Dated April 16, 2020:
"More than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment aid since President Trump declared a national emergency, a staggering loss of jobs that has wiped out a decade of employment gains and pushed families to line up at food banks as they await government help."
About our Local Food Banks
Text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find free meals for your kids today with the No Kid Hungry Program.
God’s Pantry Food Bank serves 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky in partnership with more than 400 food pantries and meal programs.
Total food distributed in FY 2019:
39.7 million pounds
Fresh produce distributed in FY 2019:
13.7 million pounds
What does The Salvation Army do?
"It is hard to list everything that The Salvation Army does since it does everything from feeding starving children to serving families through recovery from natural disasters, and more. They battle against poverty, addiction and homelessness. They are a kind face to comfort the sick and elderly, a wise spirit to support the education of all ages, and a giving heart to address need wherever it occurs. For more information about specific activities and programs offered, please see the Services section of our web site."
God's Pantry Food Bank
If you would like to add your name to their COVID-19 volunteer pool in Fayette County, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Food Bank will reach out to COVID-19 volunteers as specific opportunities arise.
If you are able to make a financial gift to address this increase in demand, you may make a donation online, or checks may be mailed to:
God’s Pantry Food Bank
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511.
The Salvation Army of Lexington
- Food Pantry (Monday - Friday: 9:00am -12:00pm)
- Clothing Center (Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm)
- Emergency Shelter
- Emergency Disaster Services (Must be willing to attend training sessions and be on-call)
- Boys and Girls Club
- Music Program
- Volunteer musicians (brass, guitar, percussion, and pianists) are needed for Sunday worship services at 11:00am. For more information, please contact Eddie George at: (859) 252-7706, ext. 116, or email at: email@example.com.
Other creative ways to get involved:
Take an empty cardboard box to work and post our flyer on it. Encourage your co-workers to bring in food items for the duration of the campaign and then bring the box to the drive-thru drop-off by the 15th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a printable PDF of our flyer.
Do you have the type of neighbors who would purchase from your child's lemonade stand? If yes, then your children can host an outdoor "Canned Goods Collection Stand". Set up a table with a colorful homemade sign requesting food donations. If you're worried about germs then have neighbors bring their donations to a box sitting six+ feet from the table. This a great way to get children involved!
Are you missing your friends from work, church, or group because of the quarantine? Bust the quarantine blues by getting together via free Zoom conferencing to plan putting together a donations box. Make it fun by designating a "covert drop location" where everyone "makes the drop" at staggered times and one person collects and drops off at the drive-thru. Be creative with it! And be sure to tweet about it to #FlattenTheBreadline!