Help keep our food pantries stocked for neighbors in need!

St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati continues to experience a significant increase in the number of neighbors turning to our network of pantries for assistance with food and hygiene items.

We are now turning to our Greater Cincinnati community for help! Businesses, churches, schools and individuals are encouraged to share what they can by hosting a food or hygiene drive.

Can you host a drive at your workplace, place of worship, or school? We can provide collection barrels and promotional materials to help get you started.

Get started today! Please fill out this form to request barrels and confirm your participation.

For questions, concerns or inquiries, please contact us at and start organizing your drive today!

Most Needed Items:

  • Cereal
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham, salmon, etc.)
  • Spices (salt, pepper, garlic, etc.)
  • Cleaning/disinfectant wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Canned fruit
  • Feminine hygiene products

Promotional Materials


Click on the button below for a flyer to help promote your drive.

For Parish Commnicators

Each week of Lent, from February 14March 31, we will focus on one item from our list of most needed items. We have attached seven weekly reflections which may be easily included into your weekly parish bulletin or other communications throughout Lent. Each reflection connects this drive to a tenet of Catholic Social Teaching. You can also access a Word document with all of the reflections by clicking here.

  • February 11-February 18: Cereal
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • February 18-25: Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham, salmon, etc.)
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • February 25-March 3: Spices (salt, pepper, garlic, etc.)
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • March 3-10: Cleaning/disinfectant wipes
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • March 10-17: Toothpaste
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • March 17-24: Canned fruit
    • Find this week’s insert here.
  • March 24-31: Feminine hygiene products
    • Find this week’s insert here.

Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

More people are turning to St. Vincent de Paul’s network of food pantries for help than ever before. In our 2023 fiscal year, 87,139 neighbors received assistance with food through SVDP’s pantry network. Thanks to your support, we are able to alleviate food insecurity for thousands of neighbors.


  • SVDP’s network of food pantries includes the Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry in the West End and 13 satellite pantries.
  • Neighbors visiting the Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry hand-select groceries that best fits their family’s needs, rather than being handed a pre-packaged box of food.
  • In addition to food, SVDP distributes essential items, such as hygiene items and cleaning supplies, which cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps).
  • The items that cost SVDP the most to stock in its food pantries each month include: fresh meats, canned fruits, and vegetables. and personal care supplies.
  • In 2023, the Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry distributed over 5,000 rolls of toilet paper each month.

Please consider helping our neighbors facing food insecurity by helping our pantries operate will full shelves. Thank you!

Just $3 could provide a meal for a neighbor today. Donate what you can here.

Can you share your time? Sign up to volunteer in our food pantry!