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While Parish Kitchen remains open, due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 we will not be serving meals in the kitchen. However, we will be serving our regular lunch in a carryout container for all of our guests from 11:30am to 1:30pm daily. We will work with you, as our volunteers, to make sure that no one takes unnecessary risks by continuing to serve and be present at PK under these circumstances. We ask that if you (or someone you have been in contact with) has traveled outside the country or you (or someone in your household) is currently feeling ill, that you do not volunteer. With this in mind, we also want to make sure that no one takes unnecessary risks or feels obligated to do so. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can make arrangements to cover your shift. Please contact Parish Kitchen at 859-581-7745.

Parish Kitchen is hiring weekend staff! Click here for more information.


We have moved!!!

1561 Madison Avenue (Corner of 16th & Madison)

Covington, KY 41011 | Phone: 859-581-7745

If you would like to support our relocation financially please click here to donate!


What We Do

In 1974 in the urban heart of Covington, Kentucky, Parish Kitchen opened its door and began offering a lunch-time meal, without cost, to all who entered. The same is true today and every day of the year.  365 days a year, a nutritional, lunch-time meal continues to be served without cost, without question, without judgement.

Who We Are

Parish Kitchen is a ministry of the Diocese of Covington operating under the leadership of Maria Meyer, and a prominent program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Covington.  Additional staff includes two paid full-time positions, four paid part-time positions and approximately 200 year-round volunteers cooking and serving meals.


Because we are called: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I assure you, whatever you did for the least of these, my brothers/sisters, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35,40

This is the Mission of Parish Kitchen. Throughout history, good people have responded to this Gospel message in many ways.  Our response is to serve Christ by serving the least of our brothers and sisters, satisfying their hunger and thirst 365 days a year.     

How We Do It

Our mission is made possible because of volunteers who generously give their time, living out their faith through preparing and serving meals, greeting guests, providing home-made desserts, picking up and delivering donations and so much more. Our volunteers’ stewardship of time exemplifies people caring for people.

Parish Kitchen operates almost entirely on generous financial donations from organizations, churches, individuals and businesses in the City of Covington and its neighboring communities.



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 Parish Kitchen Mailing Address:

PO Box 1234, Covington, KY 41012