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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Food Assistance


It is recommended that organizations be contacted first to confirm days & times of service.

ALIVE Center would like to thank all the community organizations who provide assistance and contributed to the information on this page.

Feel free to download the Food and Clothing Assistance Brochure here.


American Red Cross
1647 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104
ARC coordinates disaster services, health and safety services, services to military families and veterans, international tracing services, blood services and food assistance.

Barren River Area Safe Space
BRASS provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, case management, court advocacy, children's services, and referrals to other agencies for victims of domestic violence.

Broadway United Methodist Church
1323 Melrose Street
Bowling Green, KY
Broadway provides limited food baskets. All other materials assistance is provided through HOTEL INC.

Churches United in Christ Help Ministry
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Churches United is a joint ministry of downtown Bowling Green churches, providing assistance with utilities and other crisis matters.

Community Action – LIHEAP
171 Center Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
LIHEAP provides assistance with heating, e.g., gas, electric, propane and wood.

First Baptist Church
621 East 12th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Helping Hands Ministry: Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to Noon. Applicants are requested to provide a Picture ID and assistance is available once a month. Applicants will be invited to speak with a church counselor to discuss spiritual issues/questions, church involvement and to share in a time of prayer.

Hope House
112 W 10th Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Hope House exists to alleviate physical & spiritual poverty through gospel restoration. During the year, Hope House provides food and material assistance to individuals in the community. For more information about Hope House, call 270-904-1200.

1005 Boatlanding Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Manna Mart food pantry - Tuesday 10-1 & 4-5pm, Thur-Friday 10-1
Requirements: Warren county resident, current photo ID, social security cards for households, proof of residency required if your ID is not current.

Life Care Ministry
Life Care provides food and clothing assistance.

Salvation Army
400 West Main Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Primary role of the Salvation Army is to provide shelter and food to those in need, as well as make referrals to other community services; transportation vouchers, heating assistance when funds are available.

Social Security Administration
2724 Chandler Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42104
SSA administers various programs under the Social Security Act, including retirement, disability, survivors and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

St. Vincent DePaul
St. Joseph Conference
1133 Adams Street – The Tomorrow Center Building
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Holy Spirit Conference
4754 Smallhouse Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
St. Vincent DePaul provides financial aid for utilities, prescription medication and shelter at the Salvation Army; provides food, clothing and household items as needed. Donations accepted are clothing, furniture, household items, small appliances, vehicles and other items. The recycling of these items helps the St. Vincent De Paul Society provide a variety of services and assistance for needy individuals and families in Warren County.

Warren County Welfare Center
429 E. 10th
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Welfare Center provides rent and utility assistance.

Local schools that provide material assistance to students and families

 Alvaton Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-846-1231
 Bowling Green High Youth Services Center - 270-746-2304
 Bowling Green Junior High Youth Services Center - 270-746-2294
 Briarwood Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-783-4599
 Bristow Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-843-4098
 Cumberland Trace Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-781-6651
 Dishman-McGinnis Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-746-2254
 Drakes Creek Middle School Youth Services Center - 270-467-0262
 Henry Moss Middle Youth Service Center - 270-843-2172
 Lost River Elementary Family Resource Center – 270-746-0427
 North Warren Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-563-9857
 Oakland Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-563-9886
 Parker-Bennett Curry Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-746-2274
 Potter Gray Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-746-2284
 Rich Pond Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-843-4422
 Rockfield Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-843-2724
 South Warren Middle and High School Youth Service Center – 270-467-7510
 T.C. Cherry Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-746-2234
 W. R. McNeil Family Resource Center - 270-746-2264
 Warren Central High Youth Services Center - 270-781-0903
 Warren East High Youth Service Center - 270-781-9875
 Warren East Middle Youth Service Center - 270-843-3118
 Warren Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-843-3503
 William H. Natcher Elementary Family Resource Center - 270-842-3178


If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

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 Last Modified 3/19/15