WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter used to serve three meals a day, on top of providing temporary housing and services to adults and children in need, but with the recent lack in donations, they’re starting to worry.
Since the shelter receives no Federal or State funding, they rely entirely on community support – something that has been slowly trickling away. Recently, they’ve had to cut back to two meals a day, and Michele Bradford, the Director of the shelter, is concerned that they will soon run out of food entirely.
“We make meals out of what we can make meals out of,” Bradford commented, showing a WTVQ reporter the few shelves still stocked.
They are asking for donations, particularly food and food supplies that can be stored for a while – potatoes, canned goods, disposable silverware, and more. The full list can be found on their website, and officials say they are accepting both food and monetary donations.