2516 Carter Ave Ashland, KY

About Us

Serving Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8 to 9 a.m.

Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
(Friday dinners bag given at lunch time)


2516 Carter Avenue
PO Box 1743
Ashland, KY 41105-1743
Office: 606.325.8144
Fax: 606.324.0865

  • Monetary donations
  • Canned Goods
  • Dry Goods
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Beans, Rice, Pasta, Etc.
Ashland Community Kitchen History:

In the early 80’s, during a time of economic downturn in the Ashland area, concerned citizens discussed ways to feed people who were unable to afford a hot meal. Several local church women were the driving force in addressing the problem. Their vision was a soup kitchen.

With the help and support of the United Ministries Association (now Ashland Area Ministerial Association) and downtown churches, the dream became a reality. The Ashland Community Kitchen began serving soup and sandwiches June 3, 1983, in the parish hall of Calvary Episcopal Church.

The kitchen first opened two days a week, serving approximately 40 people a day. Less than three months later, the growing need prompted the kitchen to expand to three days a week. The current five-day-a-week schedule began in 1991.