Kitchen works to meet needs during winter storms

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Ashland Community Kitchen is in the business of feeding people. Director Desmond Barrett makes no qualifiers on that mission, but rather sees the mission as providing a need to anyone who has a need. “We have a mission,” Barrett said. “And that mission is that no one goes hungry.” The Kitchen has been in operation [...]

2021-02-22T11:12:05-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Ashland Community Kitchen, The Neighborhood|

Plan to volunteer for the New Year?

ASHLAND, Ky. — Through commitment, hard work and the help of the community, The Neighborhood was able to continue many of its core services in a difficult 2020 — this despite not being able to have most of its biggest annual fundraisers. COVID has taken a toll on us all, but we made it through and are now looking [...]

2021-01-12T14:44:19-05:00January 12th, 2021|The Neighborhood|

Build-A-Bed program led by Members Choice Credit Union

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Neighborhood's partner Members Choice Credit Union is leading the way in our community for the Ashland Build A Bed Program. You can now apply for a bed, or sign up to be a volunteer. Check out their website at for more information. Many Kentucky children are living in homes with not enough beds [...]

2021-02-15T15:54:35-05:00January 12th, 2021|The Neighborhood|

RCH hits 1 million pounds, in need of canned goods and donations

ASHLAND, Ky. — On paper, River Cities Harvest has done well this year in food donations — about a million pounds of edibles, executive director Brittnany Hoback said. However, the agency still falls short, as it does most years, in one area essential to feeding the hungry — maintaining an adequate stockpile of canned food, Hoback said. That [...]

2020-12-18T09:58:00-05:00December 18th, 2020|River Cities Harvest, The Neighborhood|

Silent auction to benefit CAReS

ASHLAND, Ky. — CAReS, one of several nonprofit agencies located at The Neighborhood, has active silent auction items. Proceeds from the auction will benefit CAReS, which coordinates and mobilizes resources for individuals and families in emergency/crisis situations. VIEW/BID ON ACTIVE CAReS AUCTION ITEMS

2020-12-11T17:39:17-05:00December 11th, 2020|CAReS, The Neighborhood|

The Neighborhood creates processes for jobs program

ASHLAND, Ky. — Donors want to give tangible things, like clothing and food, and shy away from donating money to defray operating expenses, Neighbors Helping Neighbors director and CEO Todd Young said. However, keeping The Neighborhood and its agencies afloat is essential because the work done there goes far beyond feeding and clothing the needy, according to Young. Agencies [...]

2020-12-09T16:12:57-05:00December 9th, 2020|The Neighborhood|

Giving gift of clarity at The Neighborhood

ASHLAND, Ky. — The holiday season comes around and people want to give. Often the first impulse is to give stuff — cans of green beans for the holiday food baskets, coats and hats for the homeless, toys for needy kids. Those all are laudable impulses, and economically disadvantaged people certainly need food and clothing, says Neighbors Helping Neighbors [...]

2020-12-08T18:14:59-05:00December 7th, 2020|The Neighborhood|
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