Tag: Humanity House

Downtown Iola won’t shine quite as brightly this holiday season due to a decision by local “elf,” Tracy Keagle, to forgo decorating the courthouse lawn with an array of colorfully lit trees and a giant…

Several organizations earned a significant boost to their local efforts Monday from Your Community Foundation.  Humanity House received $1,500 to help stock their food pantry and $1,500 for their Holiday Food Baskets, while Humboldt Trailhead,…

Nine hundred boxes of produce were given out Monday morning in LaHarpe as part of a USDA-sponsored food giveaway program. The food came from Liberty Fruit Company and was handed out by volunteers to scores…

When Judy Baker first learned she’d received a grant for $8,609 to expand the school district’s free summer food program, she wondered how she could spend it all. “I figured I had six weeks’ time,”…

Humanity House founder Tracy Keagle learned a lot about cooking from her grandmother, Inez Brewington.  As a child, she spent many afternoons in her grandma’s kitchen in south Iola near Elm Creek and not far…

After successful fundraising efforts for food pantries in Humboldt and Iola, a new effort is aimed at helping provide food for the rest of Allen County and its domestic violence shelter. Allen County GROW is…

Allen Countians were in a giving mood Tuesday, with food donations in a pair of locations. The Rev. Tom Waters, representing the Allen County Area Food Pantry, accepted several cases of non-perishable food items from…

A crowdfunding campaign hopes to help some Iolans pay their delinquent utility bills when a moratorium on shutoffs ends June 1.  Humanity House is working to raise $10,000 to help Iolans pay past-due utility bills.…

Josh Oberley, right, an agent with Modern Woodmen of America, donates $1,000 Wednesday to Humanity House to aid with the organization’s Grandma’s Kitchen effort. Humanity House opens its doors at 5 p.m. Sundays for free…