Kentucky Food Banks >> Owensboro Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Owensboro KY

CCC Food Pantry
Owensboro, KY 42303
Details: The CCC Food Pantry is open at 1320 Center Street next door to the church office. The hours of operation are: Sundays 10:00 a.m. till 10:45 a.m., Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
CrossRoads - Food Pantry
Owensboro, KY 42303
Details: CrossRoads partners with TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) to provide food to those in need through our food pantries. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food at no cost to low-income Americans in need of short-term hunger relief. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) makes food products (commodities) as well as storage and distribution grants available to State Agencies and Indian Tribal Governments. The State Agencies that manage TEFAP distribute the product to qualifying emergency food organizations (EFOs), including - food banks, church pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and Community Action Agencies - which distribute the food directly to those in need or use it to prepare meals. In most instances, local food banks combine TEFAP food with privately donated food for food package (or emergency food box) distribution at food pantries, food shelves, and other local charities. This “leveraging” of TEFAP commodities with privately donated food extends TEFAP program benefits beyond the budgeted amount for the program. We provide TEFAP to those who meet the income guidelines, but turn NO ONE away. Local donations provide food to anyone in need of assistance.