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Exciting New!!!!

We have very wonderful and exciting news to share. We just got the green light to open the dining room up at 33% of capacity on June 1st. Our guests can choose to sit down and eat in our new dining room or take their lunch to go. We are also able to accept homemade desserts.  You may deliver desserts to our new location at 1651 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011.  If you are interested in volunteering at Parish Kitchen please fill out an application below.  Volunteers must be willing to be VIRTUS Compliant.

Please click here to fill out a Volunteer Application.


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