During the coronavirus outbreak, Knox Church is focusing on five mission partners that provide direct support to the Cincinnati neighborhoods they serve. You can learn more about them on this page--and how to support them in their work.
Third Presbyterian Church
Third Church prepares 60 or more daily meals to school children in Cincinnati's East Westwood Community. Knox provides substantial financial support for this work, ingredients for meal preparation, and recently purchased a new refrigerator/freezer. You can help by providing meals for Third to distribute; we can pick them up from your home and take them to Third. Contact Israel Bonnell at to learn more. You also can support Third by donating to the Knox COVID-19 Emergency Fund here.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
IHN provides temporary and transitional housing for homeless families throughout Cincinnati. Knox provides housing in our church for families in one-week increments six times a year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, these families are now housed in hotels rather than in temporary housing donated by IHN partners like Knox. Knox has provided $8,500 to help offset these expenses. Food, gift cards and other items are still needed; contact Betsy Warwick at to learn how you can help. You can help by donating here to the Knox COVID-19 Emergency fund.
La Soupe, a newer Knox mission partner, is employing laid-off restaurant cooks to turn ingredients donated by local restaurants into healthy, delicious soups. These meals are then sent to distribution centers across the city, including our mission partner Third Presbyterian Church. You can help cover the cost of food preparation and delivery by donating here to the Knox COVID-19 Emergency fund.
Childhood Food Solutions
CFS delivers nutritious meals to school children in the West End. So far during the coronavirus outbreak, Knox has supported CFS with $8,000 to purchase food items. Knox youth and members regularly pack food sacks for distribution to children. Deliveries are being made by Amazon--but more funds are needed to help purchase and package food. You can help by donating to the Knox COVID-19 Emergency fund by clicking here, and for more information contact Larry Van Kirk at
Cranston Memorial Presbyterian
Cranston helps provide meals to school children in New Richmond, Ohio, where more than half of all kids depend on free or subsidized school food. Knox has supported this work with $2,500 to date. To help donate food, contact Dave Annett at . You also can help purchase food when you donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund here.