Goode News – May 2022

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Newsletter   |   May 17, 2022


Hal B. Goode, Executive Director

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Head Start has a Blessing Box at the Lebanon Head Start! Lauren Ferriell (CSBG employee) had an idea and her brother, Brandon Willett, made it a reality. This Blessings Box is located at the Lebanon Head Start Center at 1081 Corporate Drive where their mother, Amy Nally, is the Center Manager. 

What is a community blessing box?

A Blessing Box is a small, often homemade box where people leave donated goods for others to pick up anonymously. Located in a prominent area, citizens are filling them with items that will help those in need – everything from non-perishable food to toiletries.

What are good items to put in a blessing box?

These are the items most commonly donated and used to stock the Blessing Box:

  • Canned food with ring-pulls
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Hand warmers
  • Crackers
  • Toilet paper
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Bottled water

 What are good non-perishable foods?Best Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Dried and canned beans. With a long shelf life and high nutrient content, dried and canned beans are smart non-perishable food choices.
  • Nut butters
  • Dried fruits and vegetables
  • Canned fish and poultry
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Grains
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Jerky

Thanks Lauren & Brandon…….. Helping fight hunger in our community is a family affair.