HOW TO USE THIS COLUMN. Com­­­mu­­­­­nity news announcements are published at no charge in the Lend­ing a Hand calendar. POC refers to “point of contact.” To update or submit a calendar entry, email, call 270-505-1751 or fax to 270-769-6965.

Editor’s note: Many agencies are limiting services and volunteers. Con­firm before travel and consider this a directory for when normal programming resumes.


AARP volunteers needed, local coordinators, counselors, facilitators, communication techs, tax aides and several other positions. POC: Rose Lineberry, 270-862-5550 or

DAV Chapter No. 156 Radcliff needs a volunteer to transport vete­rans to VA appointments at Ireland Army Community Health Clinic, Fort Knox, one or two days per week. POC: George, 270-351-4670.

Food pantry, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake­side Worship Center, 1801 Ring Road, E’town. Serving as agent for Feeding America. POC: 270-769-1297.

Homeless Intervention Services, volunteers needed to help sort donated clothes for clean clothes closet and other various activities within the emergency and transitional shelter. POC: Charles Hinton, Bunni Hinton, 270-506-2259, or

Hosparus of Central Kentucky seeks volunteers to assist with patient companionship, caregiver respite, Thrift Shoppe and other roles, along with making Care Blankets, approximately 3 by 4 feet, for Hos­parus Health patients. POC: Annette Jones, 270-737-6300, 800-686-9577 or email

SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program 24-hour crisis line and shelter for victims of domestic violence. POC: 1-800-767-5838.

Helping Hand food and pantry volunteers training, open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, American Red Cross, 1131 Fifth Ave., Fort Knox. Call for orientation appointment. POC; 502-624-2163.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 6746 S. Wilson Road, E’town. Volunteers needed to help customers, stock shelves and price and display items. Work available for all ages. Parent must accompany if younger than 18. POC: 270-737-0207.

Hardin County Habitat for Human­ity is seeking volunteers to help with construction of a house at 204 E. Main St., Vine Grove. Habi­tat builds homes for families in need using volunteer labor. Tools, materials and training provided. Families are welcome, but no one younger than 16 is allowed on the worksite because of insurance restrictions. Work is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Come when you can, leave when you must. POC: Howard Gatlin, 270-766-4166.

Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, Helm­wood Plaza, E’town, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Donations of gently used clothing and home items needed. Proceeds benefit Hosparus Health patients and their families. POC: Moira Taylor, 270-769-0569.


Clothing Center, 9 a.m.-noon, behind Elizabethtown Church of Christ, 1211 N. Dixie Ave., E’town. Clothes for families in need. POC: 270-765-6446.

Hope For Today Food Pantry, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, behind Cecilia Baptist Church, 416 E. Main St., Cecilia. Free to low-income families with Cecilia or Eastview mailing addresses. POC: 270-862-4228.

Food pantry, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Heartland Christian Center, 124 Ditto Lane, Vine Grove. ID required. POC: 270-877-5683.


Government commodity foods distributed, 8-10 a.m., Memorial Methodist Church, 631 N. Miles St., E’town, for southern Hardin County residents. Drive through. Be certain trunk is empty as boxes will be placed in your trunk. Proof of residence and self-certification of income eligibility required. POC: Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, 270-769-6997, or Helping Hand of Hope, 270-769-3092.

Memorial Food Pantry, 8-10:30 a.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 631 N. Miles St., E’town. Providing food for those in need. POC: Ben Humphries, 270-982-2883.

Box of Blessings Food Pantry month­ly food giveaway, 9 a.m.-noon, North Hardin Church of Christ, 804 Sam Steward Drive, Radcliff. Boxes of food will be given to the first 25 families. POC: 270-352-5433.

Open door community kitchen free meal, 4:30-6 p.m., Vine Grove United Methodist Church, 306 High St. Vine Grove. POC: Dan Paddack, 270-945-4997 or 270-877-5231.


Feeding America volunteers needed, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon­day-Thursday, Feeding Ameri­ca, Kentucky’s Heart­land, 300 Peterson Drive, E’town. Walk-ins welcome. Call 270-735-1407 to schedule groups of six or more.

St. Vincent de Paul accepts con­signments and donations of furniture, appliances and household items. Seasonal clothing dona­tions also accepted, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday, 1011 N. Mulberry St., E’town. All proceeds benefit those in need in Hardin County. POC: 270-360-0200 or

Blood donations accepted noon-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, American Red Cross, 405 W. Dixie Ave., E’town. Apheresis donations Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. POC for appointment: 270-765-6529 or 270-765-4979.

Warm Blessings needs volunteers, Monday-Friday. Cooks volunteer from 1:45-5:30 p.m.; volunteers serve dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Warm Blessing Soup Kitchen, 609 E. Dixie Ave., E’town. POC: 270-763-9276.