Help keep our food pantries stocked for neighbors in need!

 St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is experiencing a 45% increase in number of neighbors turning to our network of food pantries for assistance. We are now urgently seeking donations of food, hygiene supplies, and personal care items.

We are asking for businesses, churches, schools and individuals within the Greater Cincinnati community to help by hosting a food or hygiene drive this season.

Can you host a drive at your workplace, place of worship, or school? We can help  by providing collection barrels and promotional materials. Please sign up for a barrel drop-off or donation pick-up using the form below.

Have another question, concern or inquiry? Contact us at to start organizing your food drive today!

Most Needed Items:

  • Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Canned Protein
  • Chunky Soups
  • Ready to Eat Meals
  • Canned Fruit
  • Seasonings
  • Cooking Oil
  •  Deodorant
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Pads/Tampons
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving Cream

Click on the buttons below for flyers to help promote your drive.

Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

More people are turning to St. Vincent de Paul’s network of food pantries for help than ever before. In the final three months of 2022, over 6,400 more individuals received assistance than in the same period in 2021. Over 75,000 people received assistance with food through SVDP’s pantry network in the past year.

With the end of Emergency Allotments for SNAP households in March, we anticipate a there will be an even greater need for assistance with food and other essential items in the months to come.

Food Pantry Facts

  • 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 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.
  • On average, the Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry distributes over 2,600 rolls of toilet paper per 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!