Many people live one paycheck away from financial disaster. An unexpected illness, injury, car repair, or life change can put a self-sufficient person at risk of hunger.
In their 26th year, the Henry Hosea House is working to address the need in Northern Kentucky. Located at 901 York Street in Newport, Kentucky, the soup kitchen served 45,000 hot meals in 2016.
“We are located in the heart of Newport, just a bit from both downtown Cincinnati and Covington,” said Henry Hosea House Interim Co-Director Steve Ader. “Being so close offers the local people in need a comfortable, safe place to enjoy their dinner. Just as important is the comradely among the guests and our staff. Just about every day, we meet a new person; offer a helping hand with some basic personal necessities and often a reassuring hug. Our clients are people, just like everyone else.”
You can help support Henry Hosea House’s efforts through the Freestore Foodbank’s 14th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run presented by Kraft Heinz. The event, taking place at 9:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 in downtown Cincinnati, helps support the Freestore Foodbank’s network of 350 community partner agencies located in 20 counties throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Partner agencies form teams and raise money through pledges of support from their community. Registration is $20 or $25 with a t-shirt.
“The best part about the Hunger Walk is that 100% of the contributions and pledges go towards our efforts to feed our hungry neighbors. This is such a fantastic opportunity for the Greater Cincinnati community to help all of the charities knowing that 100% of their money is providing nourishment for the men, women and children in our area.”
Henry Hosea House has a goal to raise $5,000 through Hunger Walk this year, the equivalent of 15,000 meals. To join the Henry Hosea House Hunger Walk team or to donate to its Hunger Walk efforts, call (513) 482-FOOD (3663) or click here. Online registration is open until 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 26.