St. Matthews Area Ministries, St. MAM, has been serving the 40207 zip code since 1972.

We are honored to operate and maintain many services including: Child Development Center, Emergency Assistance, Early Essentials for Infants/Toddlers, Kids Closet, Food Pantry/Dare to Care/USDA/Homebound Delivery/Senior Commodities/Purposeful Pantry Garden, Families in Transition and Seasonal Programs.
Our mission
St. Matthews Area Ministries seeks to unite the resources and people of area congregations to effectively meet community needs. Through St. MAM, area congregations collaborate and partner with government, schools, businesses, and other non-profits to meet emergency needs, to stabilize families in transitional situations, to provide a nurturing and healthy environment for children and youth, and to offer resources for the benefit of the whole community.
Who we are?
We are a well-organized group of professionals led by a Board of Directors, Executive Director and Executive Committee. With the expert talent of our full-time and part-time staff and generous time from our volunteers, St. MAM operates a lean and efficient agency that supports the 40207 community and beyond.

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St. MAM Adopt-A-Child
Christmas Program

No later than Thursday, December 9, 2021

Here is how you can help provide some Christmas magic:

  • “Adopt” one of our St. MAM children & provide a “requested” holiday toy plus a Target or Kohls gift card for $50.00.
  • Contact Sarah Banks to “adopt” one of our children today!

By Phone – 502-893-0205

By Email – SarahBanks@stmam.com

We ask that all gifts be put into GIFT BAGS with the child(rens)’s information & delivered to St. MAM (201 Biltmore Road) no later than Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Don’t have time to pick up a gift card?

Click the Donate Now button below.

Please make sure to designate your donation for “Adopt-A-Child” and consider covering the 5% processing fee so your full donation can go directly to a child in need.

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Schedule an appointment

St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) takes the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and their families very seriously.


St. MAM will no longer allow clients to enter the building.

Food Pantry Details

Food Pantry Operations are by appointment only for those individuals living in the 40207 and a portion on the 40220 zip codes.

St. MAM suspends the option of coming once a week for fresh produce and bread items.

In order to meet elevated food requests, appointments must be scheduled prior to pick up, by calling 502-893-0205 during these allocated times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

      We ask that clients pull up to the building at their scheduled time. Our staff/volunteers will load the food into their car and have them sign all needed paperwork.

      Emergency Financial Assistance & Diapers

      These services will remain by appointment. Diapers will be brought out to the clients’ car at their scheduled appointment time.

      Financial Assistance

      St. MAM will make every attempt to virtually assists clients (email and phone). In the event this is not possible other options may be used at the discretion of the Director of Family Services.

      To Make An Appointment Call 502-893-5704 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

      Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to help protect & serve the most vulnerable population that St. MAM serves. We hope to be back to business as usual as soon as we can!

      Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date on changes and information as we move forward.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Mother Teresa

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