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Help House continues operations under temporary procedures

By Raylene Quaney

Help House will be changing operational policies due to recommendations from Gov. Laura Kelly, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Department of Aging and Family Services regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Help House executive board of directors has initiated the following procedures to be in place until at least May 15, 2020. Dates and procedures may change if current recommendations change or construction begins on the Help House parking lot.

Each family will need an appointment for food pantry shopping or emergency assistance. To schedule an appointment, call 785-828-4888 during open hours.

Help House will only be open to distribute food and emergency assistance.

Donations of food and monetary gifts will continue to be accepted. Receiving all other items is suspended until after this designated time period.

During this designated time period, Help House hours will be extended as follows: 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Help House volunteers will take food pantry orders at curbside (no need to leave the vehicle).

Volunteers will fill the food orders and deliver to vehicles to be loaded. Assistance is available as needed.

At this time the mobile pantries are still set for their regularly scheduled dates:

  • Carbondale, 12-1 p.m. April 14, Church of Christian Fellowship.
  • Lyndon, 12-1 p.m. April 17, Jones Park.
  • Osage City, 10-11 a.m. April 16, Osage City Community Center.
  • Melvern, 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 16, Melvern Community Center.
  • Burlingame, beginning at 10 a.m. April 16.

The mission of Help House is to provide emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families in Osage County. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

For more information about Help House’s services, email, call 785-828-4888, like Osage County Help House on Facebook, or stop by with appointment at 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan.

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