According to the Director of the Hopkins County Community Chest, the temporary closure the next two weeks is due to Covid-19. Heather White became the local Community Chest Director in April 2021, and her job has continued an important local role filled previously by Judy Moore.
In an e-mail to KSST, White stated that the 217 Linda Drive facility will re-open as planned on January 18, 2022. “We ask that clients come to pick up food on their regularly scheduled week. No modifications in schedules will be made. The food bank will resume normal distribution on Tuesday January 18th. Our Reach out program has resumed as well and will continue as regularly scheduled. We appreciate the community’s support during this time”.
In addition to assisting families through the ongoing food distribution programs at the Community Chest headquarters at 217 Linda Drive in Sulphur Springs, there’s also the Reach-Out program where a mobile unit travels to food distribution stations in the county on a monthly basis. Community Chest also offers bill-pay assistance as well as emergency resource services for families in need. Assistance is determined by income and application process. If you have needs or have questions about Hopkins County Community Chest, you can visit the office Tuesdays and Thursdays, or you may phone 903-885-3452.