During April, the dining area of Helping Hands Ministry’s soup kitchen is closed. People seeking a hot meal must take it to go.
“In an effort to keep both clients and volunteers safe, we will be providing to-go meals throughout April to prevent person-to-person contact,” said Helping Hands Ministry founder Tammy Comfort.
The soup kitchen, located at 216 East Main Street, will be open Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. until noon offering to-go meals only. Beginning April 6, the soup kitchen will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. until noon with to-go meals only.
Clients are urged to avoid contact when picking up their meals.
Helping Hands Ministry is a nonprofit organization that provides food to elderly, those with low income, and unemployed in Warren County. The ministry is operated by volunteers who work through Second Harvest to purchase food, which is paid for using community donations. All funds raised are from the ministry’s thrift shop called Heavenly Closet.
The organization also provides monthly food boxes. Unlike the soup kitchen, individuals receiving those monthly distributions must apply for assistance and meet income guidelines.
“If you are a client who picks up a monthly food box, you can call any Monday to get your name on the list,” said Comfort. “If you are a new client, call any Monday, hours 8 a.m. thru 2 p.m. Someone will take your information and get you on a list for a monthly pick-up.”
Food boxes are picked up by recipients at 216 East Main Street.
Helping Hands Ministry can be reached at 931-507-9070.