Help Us Eliminate Poverty in Our Community – Month by Month

Please know, you do not have to be a member of this faith, or any faith, to be able to help volunteer at any of these events.

Ongoing During the Year

click HERE to see some pictures of our programs

Serving Dinners: 

  1. Stepping Forward Tuesday Night Dinners & Getting Ahead Program at Faith Community United Methodist Church

Interested in serving at Stepping Forward?

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Many people grow up in generational poverty while others experience economic hardships after a job loss, divorce, or major medical problems.  Getting out of these situations can be difficult as there can be many barriers in the way.  Stepping Forward can help you with specific skills, tools, and relational support so you can move out of poverty to a higher level of self sufficiency.

Every Tuesday night – Stepping Forward includes:

  1. Free Community Dinner • 6-7 pm
  2. Free Job and Life Skills classes • 7-8:30 pm (see list below)
  3. Free ESL Classes for all  adults, all levels • 7-8:30 pm
  4. Referrals to needed services • 6:30-8:00 pm
  5. Homework Room and fun activities for the Kids • 6:30-8:00 pm


Food Pantry for qualified families living in the Lakota School District • 6:30-8 pm

2. West Chester Presbyterian Community Suppers – Monday Nights

Community Suppers: Either help serve or come and enjoy a meal with friends.  There are several groups that take turns serving suppers every Monday to the community.  They work from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  For more information about joining a group, contact the church office at 777-1705.

3. Over-The-Rhine Soup Kitchen

Our work helps insure that the areas low income, homeless, and working poor people are provided with a hot, home-cooked meal.

Over the Rhine – We prepare, cook and serve lunch on the 4th Saturday of every month.

1620 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-5121

Directions can be found:

How can I help?

Be a volunteer! Families are encouraged to help out and children have to be able to work independently.    Tasks: Meal preparation, cooking and serving cafeteria style.

  •  Over the Rhine – we need minimum of 8 volunteers. We start cooking at 9 a.m. to serve at noon to 1 p.m.


C3 Empty Bowls Event October 21st 11 am -2 pm

Join our partners at C3, The Caring Community Collaborative, at Liberty Center’s Sabin Hall, as they present the Third Annual West Chester Liberty Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit hunger in our community. Proceeds will go to Reach Out Lakota and the Faith Alliance Summer Lunch Program. We hope you will join hands to address the needs of those who are struggling with food insufficiency in our community.

See details below:

REGISTER for either the 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. seating

DONATE $20 per person toward hunger programs in our community

SELECT a handcrafted bowl made by local artists and organizations

RECEIVE your choice of soup, bread, dessert and a drink, prepared by local chefs and restaurants