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HOW to hold monthly dinner: RSVP by Jan. 2, for the 6 p.m. event at the Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th Ave., Hanford. Helping One Woman's Hanford branch will meet Jan. 15, at the Fraternal Hall. Attendees are welcome to bring a dessert or an item for the opportunity drawing. Please RSVP for dinner, tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. If only attending meeting please RSVP so we know how many to seat. Email, or call 904-0218.


Business Technology Center 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 for the Project Homeless event. 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.

Project Homeless volunteers, donations: 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 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. Eleventh St., Hanford.

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.

Please email upcoming events a month prior to publication to or For more information, call 583-2463.


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