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Lamp and Light Ministries Incorporated

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16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our Sunday School class has volunteered there and served over 70 people supper. It was an awesome expierence. We were blessed as well as the people we fed. Our church collects food donations for Open Hands throughout the year. It is one of the ways God provides us to serve others. Open Hands is a wonderful organization and my prayer is that they would be able to continue to serve the community and show the love of Jesus Christ to the people who use their services.

Cheri7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Leadership in the organization has mobilized all of the churches in our community to participate and pitch in to help our community. Everyone is welcome to contribute and volunteer and I have enjoyed working together with other Christians regardless of denomination. The experience has been such a blessing!

Anne72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Hands Pantry is such a blessing to our community & takes care of so many! The ministry is just awesome & ran by God minded volunteers doing his work!

Summer S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Hands Pantry is such a blessing to so many in the community, including all the volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

open hands food pantry loves to help people in need. they go out of their way to make sure the needy has what they need and are satisfied when they leave. i love volunteering here because i love helping people and i love the way they pray for you and make you feel before leaving.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the Helping Hands Food Pantry. I volunteered there for a week, it was the best week of my life. The joy it was to serve the people in that area, and watch the faces when we gave them food. Not only did I get to serve but I prayed for 68 families and passed out prayer rocks. It was very touching to listen to their stories, and made me realize what a servant is all about. I would love to go back and spend some more time there. I believe each person in the Lawrenceburg area needs to volunteer at least one day to see the joy in people heart. This is what we are called to do. God Bless David for all he does to help the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help serve meals once a month at Open Hands with a group of people from different churches in our area. The building is fantastic, handicap accessible, and serves so many needs. The kitchen is fully equipped, with plenty of room to prepare and serve food. There is enough seating in the dining area for 80 or so people, including a highchair and booster seat. The pantry area keeps non-perishables, breads, fresh fruits, and vegetables on their numerous shelving units, and I've noticed deep freezers and refrigerators for essential perishable items. I know volunteers do deliver meals and groceries to those unable to leave their homes.

In my experience, the people who come are kind, warm, and grateful. They come from all different backgrounds, and ages. Many eat as though they haven't in a while, preferring meats and high fat foods to sustain them, especially in the winter. Open Hands fills an immense need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

God has definately blessed Lawrenceburg with the Pantry. It strives to meet the needs of the comunity with food, medical and dental services. The staff truly care about the people they serve. I know they work hard at what they do! The needs of the community continue to climb so the need for Open Hands continues to rise also. And they continue to look for ways to help this area. I wish I could give more of my time to volunteer there than I do.

1 billhoward

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my work with the Pantry, I can see how hard they work to make a little go a long way. Their goal is to make sure that the goods they receive get in the right hands and they do a great job meeting that goal. They leave an impressive mark on the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

david, kim, debbie, and katie were extremly helpful thoughtful and considerate when assisting folks from the community here in anderson county. their sincerity and geniune affection for the community in which they have chosen to serve is evident in the conversations shared with individuals, who are diverse in their walk of life yet similar in their need for a hand up. keep up the excellent work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have worked with the open hands food pantry since it openned. The need for it grows stronger each week. Our number of clients grows each week. Sometimes it is hard to have enough food to help those in need. Open Hands food bank is also working with the new free medical clinic and dental clinic. This organization is supported by our community. The director and volunteer staff work long days to help those in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people I work with are caring, loving and Godly. This is one of the most all around considerate atmospheres. Not only by helping people but makes it a joy and an atmosphere that you can easily pray for the people also. It's clean, we are redecorating and expanding due to more people in need of help. With the help of several churches as volenteers, Kentucky Changers was just here in June they help expand our soup kitchen area and make closet areas and other help while they were here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this organization is such a blessing to many people in this community, and to me as well. volunteering here is such an amazing experience and this place helps so many people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at how this food pantry has grown in the last several years. To helping the senior citizens supplement there food for the month, to helping families stretch their food dollars, to serving meals on a monthly basis. This food pantry is reaching out to our community in multiple ways to help. There are many services that I am not aware of.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I started volunteering here last year. We are only in KY during the summer so we only get a few months in. We have found this to be a wonderful way to spend our summer. This is a great way to give back to the community. Lamp Light is very much needed in this community. The need for help is greater now than at any other time because of the financil situation of our country

2 Linda80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity has helped hundreds per month with food so desperately needed. I have seen first hand the impact this organization has had on our community.

Review from Guidestar