LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sisters Road to Freedom Inc. opens its doors to the public every Wednesday and Saturday for people to grab items that they need.
The organization began in 2011 and has held several workshops, seminars and programs. Its pantry opened last October, and volunteers not only assist members of the community but also make the effort to get to know them.
“It’s wonderful because we’re able to help them,” said Ally Carter, a volunteer with Sisters Road to Freedom. “I know a lot of them now since I’ve been here. I know them by their faces and names and it’s just like one big family.”
People do not need to get a referral or meet income guidelines in order to get items from the pantry. Volunteers don’t ask about income at all. It is meant to serve as a helping hand for anyone who needs it.
There are a variety of things to choose from, such as clothes, organic and fresh vegetables, household items and more.
“We’re more than a pantry,” said Therese Wright, the founder and director of Sisters Road to Freedom. “It’s not just about the food or the clothing or the items, but it’s really about building relationships with people and when you build relationships with people, people will open up to you about whatever it is you’re going through, whatever it is that they may need, you know, to help them.”
In August, the pantry served 163 households and 525 individuals.
Everything that the nonprofit gives away is through donations.
For information on how to donate, click here.