10th annual Project Homeless underway
HANFORD – The 10th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is right around the corner and event organizers need the community’s support to serve more than 1,000 people who will be seeking services at the upcoming events.
PHC is a one-day, one-stop event that provides people experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) homelessness a broad range of services and basic necessities, including housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, veterans' and social service benefits, legal services, haircuts, hot meals, and clothing. Kings County will hold the event on Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hanford Pentecostal Church of God, 323 E. 11th St., Hanford.
Support from the community can come through cash and in-kind donations. Items needed include; sleeping bags, tarps, blankets, backpacks, ponchos, socks, underwear, hygiene kits, flashlights, beanies, gloves, scarves and dog food. Donations can be dropped off at Hanford Pentecostal Church of God. Volunteers are also needed to assist at these worthwhile events. For information on the volunteer opportunities available, visit https://www.kthomelessalliance.org/phc/.
Project Homeless Connect clothing drive: Now through January, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Business Technology Center, Hanford Adult School, 905 N. Campus Dr., Hanford. The Business Technology Center working with Kings United Way, will be collecting washable items for men, women and children. We will take all sizes in shoes, socks, jeans, shirts, sweats, coats, sweaters anything that is warm. Men's clothing is more desirable as the women prefer men's clothing. Also sleeping bags and blankets are a necessity. Information: Zona Hoggard 583-5971 or project manager, Alyssa Rodriguez at 769-4442.
Salvation Army food pantry looking for donations: The Salvation Army is accepting donations for the food pantry that serves the Kings County area. Donations of non-perishables, diapers, baby food and bottle water can be brought to The Salvation Army, 380 E. Ivy St., Hanford, Monday through Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m., questions call 582-4434.
Salvation Army breakfast - Hanford: Monday through Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 380 E. Ivy St., Hanford. The Salvation Army offers a free breakfast five days a week. Information call 582-4434.
God's Bread Box - Lemoore: Christ Church Anglican Mission, 740 N. 19th Ave., Lemoore. God's Bread Box is a non-profit organization that passes out food to the people in the Lemoore area who are in need of that extra little help. The group welcomes all volunteers to help on the fourth Friday of the month from 2-4 p.m. to package the food stuffs and on fourth Saturday of the month from 8:30-11 a.m. to distribute the food. Donation are always welcome as well. Information: Want to volunteer, or need assistance call 997-6360.
Pancake breakfast - Armona: Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Armona United Methodist Church, 14013 Hanford Armona Road, 584-8340, hosts a free pancake breakfast each Saturday of the month. Come out for breakfast and fellowship.