The Walnut Hills Pantry was established in 1984. It is located in the Tom Geigher Guest House on Gilbert Avenue. We distribute groceries every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to receive a bag of groceries which may include canned vegetables and fruit, cereal and milk, pasta and pasta sauce, chili, beef stew, tuna, eggs, cheese, bread and pastries.
We are a nondenominational IRS approved 501c3 non profit agency. We also operate the Over-The-Rhine Kitchen, which is the oldest soup kitchen in Cincinnati, established in 1976 and the Walnut Hills Kitchen established in 1984.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.