When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy, we are paying a debt of justice.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great

SMOY Shares

SMOY Shares is an initiative to collect and deliver to Kings Local Food Pantry and POP LIFE Food Pantry weekly throughout June. If donations are plentiful, we will continue into the summer. 

Collection bins will be outside of the hospitality room.


POP LIFE Food Pantry

  • Body wash
  • Cereal
  • Jelly
  • Coffee
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent Hot Chocolate
  • Ensure
  • Canned chili
  • Depends in size Large
  • Pull up diapers any size

Kings Local Food Pantry

  • Paper Towels & Tissue Paper
  • Deodorant & Bath Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Bar Soap & Body Wash
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Diapers & Baby Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Dish Soap & Laundry Detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies

Tamar's Place is in Need

We are currently giving bags of food and hygiene items to men and women who are homeless while also helping our clients get into treatment and housing at Tamar's place.

We need cotton cloth to make masks for the us at Tamar’s and the  Sisters and  staff at St. Clare convent (Franciscan Sisters of the Poor).

We also need:
• sandwich bread, meat and cheese
• snacks like potato chips little debbies
• body wash, shampoo and lotions
• rubbing alcohol
• Lysol wipes
• box juices/pouches
• coffee
• bottle water
• single use kool aid packets.

Please contact Karen Rizzo at 513-324-9449 (call or text) or email at karizzo50@gmail.com.  Karen will meet you or arrange a drop off.  

Last Mile Food Rescue Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to pick up unused food throughout the city and transport it to designated agencies feeding the hungry. Volunteering opportunities will begin in November.

More info:
Eileen Budo | Eileen@lastmilefoodrescue.com.

Food For All

Hunger exists in our communities. Catholic Charities Food For All program helps to provide access to food to those who need it most. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pantries are changing to drive through pantries and we could use your help! Additionally, the program is looking for t-shirts that will be used to make reusable tote bags.

For more information, to serve, or donate please contact:

April Hoak | ahoak@ccswoh.org | 513.672.3720.

Archdiocese Prison Ministry | Seeking Volunteers

A new program, Bridges To Life, starting in August at Warren Correctional and Dayton Correctional institutions. This 14-week program is aimed at healing the incarcerated and the victims of crime. We are looking for volunteers who can show up consistently and are willing to facilitate discussions. Space is limited to a team of 12. Please don’t hesitate to apply!

More Info or to Apply Contact:

Marty Arlinghaus | marlinghaus@catholiccincinnati.org.