The Open Hand Kitchen at 1026 South Jackson St. serves free meals to our shelter clients as well as the poor and working poor in our community.
We are open 365 days a year, serving two nutritious meals each day, at 12 pm and 5 pm. The cafeteria-style dining room offers our guests an entrée, vegetables, salad, dessert, bread, and beverage.
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville’s Open Hand Kitchen opened in October 1983 in the St. Paul Catholic Church at 1026 South Jackson St. The Open Hand Kitchen relies heavily on dedicated groups of volunteers, who serve two meals a day – at noon for lunch and 5pm for dinner – to anyone in need, no questions asked. Each year, the Open Hand Kitchen serves more than 170,000 meals.
The Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is fully staffed by volunteers and offers canned goods, proteins, pasta, shelf-stable beverages as well as frozen foods including meat, poultry, and fish. Fresh produce is also available year-round. In 2022, with the price of groceries largely increasing, the Food Pantry served an average of more than 650 households monthly.
With support from Dare to Care Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry opened in July 2014, serving residents in one of Louisville’s poorest neighborhoods.
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville conducts business in accordance with federal and local fair housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, familial status, or sexual orientation.
Programs list last updated February 9, 2023.