A time of giving

Charities provide support for the needy, and a way to help others

Morgan County

Christ’s Pantry of Morgan County

Phone Number: 606-743-4356
Address: 310 Ruth Ave., West Liberty
How you can help: The charity accepts donations of not only cash, but also the time of volunteers.
Support provided: Proof of Morgan County residency is required to receive aid. Food distribution is meant to supplement the meals of an individual or a family.
Special holiday giving: In the fall, expect to hear about the center’s food drive to provide the fixings to give the needy a holiday meal.
Key dates: Food distribution, including during Christmas, is the second Thursday of each month.

Menifee County

Dayspring Food Pantry

Phone Number: 606-768-6779
Pick-up day phone number: 606-768-2048
Address: The Dayspring Assembly of God on state Highway 460 in Frenchburg
How you can help: Donate money or nonperishable food items.
Support provided: A week’s worth of food, if supplies allow.
Key dates: Food pickup is the third Thursday and Friday of each month, between 9 a.m. and noon.

Project Worth

Phone Number: 606-768-6384
Address: 72 Industrial Park Road, Means
How you can help: Donate cash to P.O. Box 28, Means, KY 40346. Call first, but you can bring food donations to the pantry. Staples such as canned milk, flour and sugar are appreciated.
Support provided: Food boxes and clothing for people in need
Special holiday giving: Mark your calendar for the annual holiday fundraiser: the Project Worth Thanksgiving Dinner in the Community Hall beside the center. It’s Sunday, Nov. 1.
On Dec. 18, the pantry will serve dinner to the needy. Santa Claus will make an appearance.

Elliott County

Christian Community Center

Phone Number: 606-738-4095
Address: 4068 Main St., Sandy Hook
How you can help: Volunteers are welcome, as are donations of clothing, food and furniture.
Support provided: Recipients must qualify through the state’s social services department for twice-monthly food baskets.
Special holiday giving: Christmas baskets go to qualifying low-income families and seniors.
Key dates: Watch for news about when to apply for Christmas aid, usually mid-November. Distribution will be in mid-December.

Wolfe County

Bear Pen Worship Center

Phone Number: 606-668-3351
How you can help: The charity accepts donations of food, particularly nonperishable dry goods and canned food.
Support provided: Food is distributed a couple of times each week.
Key dates: There is no set schedule for food distribution. Word-of-mouth provides information about availability. If there is an emergency need, call.

Wolfe County Extension holiday outreach

Annual Homemaker’s Holiday Workshop

“Managing Holiday Expenses: How to Reduce Spending to Decrease Financial Stress”
Join seven extension agents who will share ideas for the upcoming holidays, including demonstrating craft and gift options.
When: Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.
Where: Wolfe County Extension Service

Cooking with Diabetes for the Holidays

Enjoy tips for healthy holiday eating, including recipes for those with special diets.
When: Monday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wolfe County Extension Service