Hardin County-based nonprofit Helping Hand of Hope recently received a $2,500 match gift toward the nonprofit’s food pantry campaign in the month of March. Helping Hand of Hope raised funds to resupply its food pantry amid windstorms in Hardin County earlier this month that caused widespread power outages, leaving numerous perishable food supplies to spoil.
"Not only did these recent storms affect the food supply in our pantry, but also in the homes of many Hardin County residents who are already facing food insecurity," said Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director Hope Burke.
The donation match from Give 270 aligns with the nonprofit’s efforts to support community, economic and workforce development of the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox MSA (Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties) by raising funds for other area nonprofit organizations and local initiatives.
“When these storms swept through the area earlier this month, it was clear that there was an immediate need in the community, and it was important for Give 270 to find a way to help,” said Eric Clemens, Board Chair for Give 270. “We urge all members of the community who have the ability to contribute to this significant campaign, to donate whatever they can.”
Along with several other services and programs that alleviate personal and financial hardship among Hardin County residents, combating local food insecurity is a key component of Helping Hand of Hope’s mission. Last year, 10,067 local families were provided with food boxes through Helping Hand of Hope.