Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides several services to Trigg County citizens in need, including helping people pay electric bills when they are having trouble and helping some apply for free prescription medicine through government programs. Perhaps the service they are most known for is the food bank, which is currently in the courthouse basement and helps feed about 100 families every month. Helping Hands doesn’t pay for rent or utilities, which allows them stretch their resources farther than they would otherwise. They have to find a new place for the food bank before the courthouse is torn down to make room for the new justice center.
K. G. Ariagno, one of Helping Hands’ cofounders, said they had been talking to several places about moving, though she wouldn’t be specific because no decisions had yet been reached. She did confirm, though, that they had looked at property owned by Cadiz Housing Authority, although they hadn’t spoken to them about it yet.
Donna McNichols, the Housing Authority’s executive director, said that, although she hadn’t talked to Helping Hands, the move is certainly a possibility.
“That’s probably a good idea if they want to come out this way,” she said. “We’d be glad to have them.”
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