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Help House is the winner in annual Souper Bowl competition

The Souper Bowl Soup-A-Thon was once again a success. A total of 622 items, cans of soup and boxes of crackers, plus $50 cash were donated to the Help House Pantry. First place “winner” was Overbrook United Methodist with 268 items, second place went to Lyndon First Baptist Church with 188 items, and Michigan Valley United Methodist Church collected 104 items. Other contributors were St. Patrick’s churches at Scranton and Osage City. We want to thank everyone who helped to restock the soup shelves. This is a fun competition to share with those who are hungry.

The United Way of the Flint Hills has announced they have awarded a grant to Help House for $14,500 for 2022. These funds are used to buy food and other necessities for the pantry. The Help House monthly food budget is $2,195.83. The difference is made up from donations from supporting churches and individuals.

We would like to thank Home Town Market, in Carbondale, for continuing to support Help House by allowing customers to make a donation at checkout. The customer just asks to have their bill rounded up to the next dollar or add on any amount of their choosing. Then Home Town Market sends those donations on to Help House quarterly. They have been taking part in this way for a couple of years now. What an easy way to help feed someone who might not have much to put on their plate or feed their family.

Anyone who would like to donate to Help House can do so by just mailing a check to Help House, PO Box 356, Lyndon, KS 66451; designate on your donation check “Pantry” or leave blank, and it will go into the general operating funds. Also, secure donations may be made through the Help House website at! One other way is through while you are doing your regular ordering online. Just select Help House-Lyndon as your charity of choice. Then every time you log in, the site will remember you and Help House. Amazon will make a donation after you place your order and it does not cost you a penny. All donations are greatly appreciated.

With garage sale season fast approaching, we would like to remind everyone of the types of donations we do take as well as items we are not able to take.

We accept the following as long as they are good, clean and in working condition: Furniture, clothing (seasonal), shoes, bedding and linens, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, home décor, jewelry, office, craft and school supplies, up to date working electronics, toys, board games, puzzles, books, beds, flat screen TVs in working condition.

Items we do not take: Stained, torn, or broken furniture, tires, oil, hazardous materials, non-working or obsolete electronics, old style TVs, large appliances, baby cribs with a drop gate, worn or soiled used carpeting, stained or torn clothing.

Also, a reminder, all donations become the property of Help House and could possibly be sold online or otherwise to help raise funds to continue to financially support the mission of Help House.

For more information about Help House, stop in at 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan., see, call 785-828-4888, or email

Information thanks to Raylene Quaney.

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