LOUISVILLE, Ky. — During an unusually cold week, Kristina Lynch keeps the line moving quickly and safely. 

What You Need To Know

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) holds a monthly pantry the third Thursday of each month

  • Food is delivered to Louisville's refugee community

  • KRM also collects cold weather clothing for refugees 

Lynch is a volunteer and co-sponsorship coordinator for Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), which offers a wide range of support services for Louisville's refugee community.

The third Thursday of each month, the group holds a monthly drive-thru pantry. Drivers pick up fresh produce, along with other foods, and deliver them to KRM's newest clients. It also collects and donates cold-climate clothing such as hats, gloves and scarves. 

Lynch, who is from Chicago, said most of her clients come from three countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria and Cuba. She and her members are working to provide comfort amid the current stretch of bitter cold weather. 

"These are all refugee clients; they get cleared by the United Nations, and then they get sent to different organizations around town," Lynch said. "There's us, Catholic Charities and the International Rescue Community." 

More information about the organization can be found on its website