Local Food Donations & Collections

Donate non-perishable food items to earn service hours and help those in need


Students can earn service hours for school by doing a collection for Matthew 25: Ministries.

  • Gather unopened non-perishable food items such as pull-top canned fruits and vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, trail mix, jerky, ready-to-eat meals, snack bars, beans, rice, cooking oil, and bottled water.
  • Clean out your pantry and/or organize a collection with your school, church, or workplace.
  • Drop your donations off at our Blue Ash Facility (11083 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242) Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM, and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.
  • For the first filled grocery bag (paper or plastic), you will receive 1 service hour; then 30 minutes for each bag after that. Be sure to get your service hour form signed by a Matthew 25: Ministries staff member while dropping off your donation.
  • All donations must be verified by a staff member at the time of drop off in order to qualify for service hours. Please note that food donations do not qualify towards court ordered community service hours.

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