Emergency Services

If you are in need of food or other basic essentials, Catholic Charities is here to help!

Catholic Charities provides food assistance at multiple locations in the Greater Memphis area. We also have a network of partners outside of Shelby County. We have established additional service locations with plans to expand into more West Tennessee areas. Our goal is to ensure that no one goes hungry.

Mobile Food Pantry Locations

One way to receive food assistance is by visiting one of our convenient drive-thru mobile pantries, where food boxes are placed into cars, and drivers can stay in the comfort of their vehicles. Fresh produce, meats, breads, and dairy products are also distributed when available. Please bring a copy of your ID and proof of residence (i.e., a mail with your name/address) for this service. See below for locations and schedules.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee

Catholic Charities Downtown Outreach Center (St. Patrick Catholic Church)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Tipton and Lauderdale County)

St. Augustine Catholic Church

St. Paul Catholic Church

Daily Meal Bag Locations

If you are traveling by foot or bus and in need of food, we offer daily meal bags at two locations in Memphis. Our midtown location also offers hygiene kits, food and basic clothing essentials on Wednesday mornings. Although we do not require ID or proof of residence, please bring ID if you would like to speak with our staff about other services offered by Catholic Charities (Housing, family programs, employment).

Catholic Charities Midtown Outreach Center

Catholic Charities Downtown Outreach Center
(St. Patrick Catholic Church)

Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance

Services available include:

This assistance is only available when grant funding is available. A link to the application will appear here at that time.