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Food Pantry

I Am The Bread of Life

Since 1970, Calvary has been the food arm of the Central Louisville Community Ministries, an ecumenical consortium of downtown churches. Calvary takes its mission to provide outreach ministries to the people in the immediate neighborhood very seriously. Through the generosity of parishioners and friends, Calvary has been at the forefront of responding to the needs of the community. The food pantry hands out grocery staples, hygiene products, and pet supplies. If you would like to donate, please contact Margaret Dickinson by calling 502-641-9463 or emailing

The food ministry is open:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Groceries are distributed from the garden, through the gate on the south side of the church building. 

Clothes Closet

Central Louisville Community Ministries has reopened their clothes closet, which operates out of Calvary. The clothes prioritized are gently used and practical, particularly pants, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, socks, underwear, shoes, and belts. Children's clothes are not accepted; contact Golden Arrow at 502-589-3537 for donations. All donations must be freshly laundered, sealed, and brought to the First Unitarian Church at 809 South 4th Street, Monday or Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 am. Contact with questions or to set up an alternate time.

Clothes distribution:

Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

To access the clothes closet, enter at the office door located by the parking lot and you will be guided upstairs. Masks are required. 

Limit of six items per month.


Abby's Library 

Abby's Library was started by parishioner Stephanie Smith, in memory of her niece Abby who died of cancer at the age of 27.  Abby loved to read and was the daughter of children's librarians.  While Stephanie was volunteering in schools in the West End, she became aware of the need for books for children and families to add to their homes. The library is intended to serve the children of the families who come to our food and clothes closets. Stephanie started providing books and now others bring in books as well.


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