Not having enough to pay for food is pervasive.
On this crisp autumn weekend, my pups and I are off to our monthly Dames and Dogs hike. I know Louisville well, but my dogs have walked through a good bit of it too. Tomorrow’s hike in Jefferon’s Memorial Forest on Bearcamp Road in Fairdale. The hike promises to be 2.5 hours of exercise and good times for human and and canines – a “pawsome” time, as the Dames and Dogs website puns.
The real estate market has been so busy for me that I enjoy taking time out to enjoy the beauty of Louisville with my best friends, Joe Cocker and Johnny Rotten, who are featured on the Dames and Dogs website , by the way. When I return to my home, I know it will be warm and that dinner awaits all of us, as soon as I get it together to cook it. However, I am painfully aware that providing for basic necessities is a challenge for many in my town.
As prices for food, heat, and other basic necessities increase, many of our neighbors need a break. Fortunately, there are resources in our city to help. The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership has been taking applications for heating assistance since November 2. So far, over 7,000 have sign up to receive assistance, which is provided by Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and administered through the local partnership. Last year, over 11,000 received help, but ...