2516 Carter Ave Ashland, KY

About Us

Serving Hours:

Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dinner: Monday-Friday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Breakfast Bags: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.


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.

The purpose of the kitchen continues to grow and expand as we partner with other agencies. In July of 1998, the kitchen staff began preparing and assembling food for the Meals on Wheels program.