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At the very heart of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky’s mission is to help those in need.

No work of charity is foreign to our members. Through home visits, we strive to provide assistance with:

  • Rent and Utilities
  • Food
  • Clothing, Household Items and Furniture Vouchers

We evaluate and meet the diverse needs of a diverse population of men, women and families.

Call our Assistance Phone Line at (859) 341-3219, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here to access our Directory for Assistance, which includes other helpful resources in the Northern Kentucky area.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Hours and Days

Erlanger: 2655 Crescent Springs Road

Tuesday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • The food pantry is located in the thrift store. Proceed through the half door entrance.
  • Please bring your Photo I.D.

Falmouth: 518 Barkley Street

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Please bring your Photo I.D.

Cold Spring: 3972 Alexandria Pike

Monday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Please bring your Photo I.D.

Special Programs

Please call our Assistance Phone Line at (859) 341-3219 if one of the programs below could help you in your time of need.

Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)

This new program provides up to 3 nights in a hotel, food, bus passes and clothing vouchers to a person experiencing homelessness. This program
also strives to connect these neighbors to one of our partners who specialize in helping individuals and families find stable and permanent housing.

Sweet Dreams Bed Program

Many times during our Vincentian volunteers’ home visits, they find children and seniors sleeping in chairs or on the floor. The impact of those conditions is devastating on the lives of children and the elderly as evidenced by the loss of dignity and the loss of the opportunity to develop normally in mind and body. Through the generosity of donors and foundation funding, St. Vincent de Paul NKY provides a twin size bed to children under the age of 16, the disabled, and seniors age 65 and over who do not have the means to purchase a bed to sleep in.

Summer Breeze Program

Many of our neighbors have to fight the heat of summer with no comfort of having a fan or air conditioner to help them. Neighbors may receive a new AC unit every 5 years with a doctor’s note or a fan every year without a doctor’s note. Our annual Summer Breeze Program sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare begins June 1st and runs through August 31. It is the only annual heat relief program in Northern Kentucky that provides new AC units and fans to neighbors of all ages suffering from a documented medical condition such as asthma or COPD. We could not offer this program without the financial support of generous donors and foundations like St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Agnes Nordloh Charitable Trust.

Coat Donation and Distribution Program

With the assistance of Channel 5 and our other wonderful sponsors, every fall St. Vincent de Paul NKY promotes our coat donation program. The wonderful people of Northern Kentucky donate their gently used winter coats at one of our many drop-off locations. These coats are then distributed at our many distribution sites throughout Northern Kentucky.

Meijer Simply Gives

We have partnered with our local Florence Meijer to help our neighbors facing food insecurity. Customers at the Meijer Florence location can buy a #MeijerSimplyGive food donation card at checkout and all donation cards will benefit our two choice food pantries in Erlanger and Cold Spring.

Feed A Family Holiday Program

Through the generosity of NKY businesses and other donors, this program provides holiday meals to families in need during this special time of the year. Families and organizations can donate food items or make a monetary donation to the program.

Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program

Many generous NKY businesses and families participate in this Christmas program. We receive calls from families in need who are looking for assistance with Christmas gifts for their family. We gather details on the children’s age, gender, and interests from the family in need. Then we match the family in need with a generous NKY business or family who will “adopt” the family and shop for their Christmas gifts. This program brings an abundance of joy to families who typically go without gifts every Christmas season.

Vincent’s Angels

Families who are in need of Christmas gifts for their children call into our Call Center starting in November and are put on a special list. We ask families the age, gender, and a few interests of the children receiving the gifts. We ask our generous donors for donations of new toys and/or gift cards for various ages. We make bags filled with gifts, wrapping paper and gift bags for the families in need. The families then are able to choose gifts for their children and wrap and personalize the gifts. Vincent Angel’s is for those who are unable to be on the Adopt A Family list due to space and timing.

Medical Equipment Loan Closet

The purpose of the Medical Loan Closet is to provide temporary assistance to individuals in need of medical equipment when other sources are unavailable. A variety of donated items are offered at no cost for use during your home recovery. Items for loan are shower chairs/benches, transfer benches, walkers, walkers, bedside commodes, canes, toilet seat risers, and wheelchairs. Please call the Assistance Office to check if an item is available.

“No one is so rich that he cannot receive, and no one is so poor that they cannot give
~ St. Vincent de Paul