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Pike and Russell Streets Covington, KY 41011 | Phone: 859-581-7745 

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 nonprofit organization operating under the leadership of Maria Meyer, and the sponsorship of Catholic Charities, Covington.  Additional staff includes two paid full-time positions, four paid part-time positions and approximately 400 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 several have responded to this Gospel message in many ways.  Our response is to serve Christ by serving the least in 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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