About Us

Warm Blessings

A community kitchen providing hot, home-cooked meals in Elizabethtown, KY, each evening Monday through Friday.

We deliver hot meals to senior citizens on Monday and Thursday evenings and deliver hot meals to Radcliff on Friday evenings. Community members can also make an appointment to access case management services, showers, and laundry facilities at our E’town location. All that we offer is available only because of the tremendous support of volunteers, donors, sponsors, and the local community.

With dignity and compassion, Warm Blessings seeks to alleviate food insecurity in our community while providing meals and temporary refuge to our neighbors in crisis.

THE WARM BLESSINGS MISSION & VISION

Who We Serve

Warm Blessings will serve anyone in need who comes to our door. The majority or our guests are from Hardin County, but we serve many from surrounding counties as well.

WARM BLESSINGS HISTORY

2005
  • The ministry of Warm Blessings, Inc. was founded by John and Kathleen Chadbourne who had the vision to serve those in our community who are in need and to offer shelter to those in crisis. Through their efforts, Warm Blessings was incorporated on October 23, 2005.
2006
  • Operating in space donated by the congregation at College Heights UMC, Warm Blessings was able to open on July 17, 2006. We served 2 people on opening night. On our 1st anniversary, we served 87 individuals. During the first 6 months we served a total 1,542 meals, but today it is not unusual to serve over 1,500 meals each month. Serving this number of meals has only been possible through the assistance of many volunteers, supporters, and contributions from the community.
2009
  • On December 9, 2009, we served the first meal at the renovated site at 609 E. Dixie Hwy in Elizabethtown. The move allowed us to expand and serve a hot meal each weeknight. The facility also allowed us to begin to offer handicapped accessible showers and, on a limited basis, use of the washer and dryer.
2012
  • Since September 2012, the Senior Meal Delivery Program has delivered meals on Mondays and Thursdays to shut in seniors in Elizabethtown.
2015
  • In December 2015, Day Shelter was offered in conjunction with Room in the Inn to offer a warm space for our guests during the coldest time of the year. Day Shelter has continued from the 1st of December through the end of February each year and will often extend into the first 2 weeks of March if the temperatures remain near freezing.
2020
  • In mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown forced the closure of our dining room to in-person meals, but we continued to provide to-go meals until the end of the month. During April and May 2020, we were unable to serve hot meals, but 5-Day Meal Bags were given out each week to those in need in the community. To-go meals began again in June and continued through the end of the year. We are proud of the fact that throughout the course of the pandemic, we never shut down and were able to provide food assistance to anyone who came to our door.
  • In October 2020, the Senior Meal Delivery Program was expanded to the Radcliff area with the support of our partners at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
  • In December 2020, we began the Community Services Program which gives our guests access to a case worker who will assist them in moving beyond the barriers of food and housing insecurity.
2021
  • In April 2021, the Mobile Meals program began delivering hot meals to Radcliff on Tuesdays and Fridays.