About Us

Who are we?

We are administered by the Woodford Food Pantry Board and assisted by volunteers from local Churches.  

We are staffed by a volunteer base of about 100 people and have agency partnerships

Feeding America

God’s Pantry  Lexington

United Way of the Bluegrass  Lexington

USDA Food Programs 

“Grace to you and peace from the One who is, who was, and who is to come.  Let us celebrate daily the abundance that God gives us each day, the grace God has given us in Jesus Christ, and the power God gives us to make the world a better place.”


Food Pantry for Woodford County is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to strive to provide food for low-income residents in emergency situations. We help clients provide nutritious meals for their families enabling them to use precious resources for other pressing obligations such as rent, utilities, transportation, medicine and other life necessities. The Food Pantry fills the gap in community service which no other agency addresses.

Our History

The food pantry was originally set up by the churches of the community and had food distributions in the basement of the Versailles Baptist Church in 1992.  Through the years the food pantry name went from Woodford Food Pantry to Hope Ministries Food Pantry and in 2015 the food pantry became a 501 c 3 organization under the name of Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. 

In 2015, a Board of Directors was set up with Board Directors filling positions as Church Directors and Community Directors.  Directors are representatives of the community churches with city and county leaders and leadership staff of the food pantry.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

The Food Pantry for Woodford County does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all present and future clients to provide food for low income residents in emergency situations and enable them to use precious resources for other pressing obligations and life necessities.

Star of Hope

We chose the Star of Hope as our quilt pattern because the name reflects the intent, purpose and mission of the food pantry: to offer hope in perilous times for the hungry of our community whether it be an immediate emergency or an economic necessity. It is the dream of the food pantry to become a shining star of hope to the low income families of Woodford County; a place where the hungry from all corners of our country may come to find nourishment for their bodies and encouragement for their spirits in times of frustration, anxiety and perhaps fear. The Star of Hope pattern on the side of our building will be a beacon glimmering in the darkness, a message of promise and fulfillment.

20 Field of Dreams Rd
Versailles, KY 40383

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1066
Versailles, KY 40383


Hours of Operation

Monday: 4.45pm – 7.00pm
Thursday: 11.45pm – 4.00pm

First Tuesday each month for Senior Commodity
Food Boxes 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.