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Henry Hosea House Receives Grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

The Henry Hosea House is delighted to announce its recent recognition as a 2024 grant recipient from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC). The grant will be utilized to purchase a new ice maker and water filtration system, significantly enhancing our ability to serve the community.

The Henry Hosea House has been a cornerstone in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, providing essential nourishment and support to men, women, and children in need. Our mission goes beyond just feeding the hungry; we strive to nurture the bodies and souls of our community members, fostering a sense of hope and belonging.

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels: A Legacy of Generosity

The HOKC, a distinguished 501(c)(3) organization, has awarded $2.5 million in grants this year, supporting 325 nonprofits and impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. These grants are made possible through the heartfelt donations from Kentucky Colonels across the Commonwealth and around the world, individuals who choose to honor their title in a profoundly meaningful way.

Commanding General Gary Boschert highlighted the challenges faced in fulfilling grant requests this year, with over $5 million in total requests. Despite these challenges, the Good Works Program successfully distributed $2.5 million, supporting nonprofits throughout Kentucky. General Boschert emphasized the ongoing efforts to aid regions affected by disasters, with Trustees recently touring eastern Kentucky to assess the continuing needs.

About the Henry Hosea House

For over 30 years, the Henry Hosea House Soup Kitchen has been committed to feeding the hungry. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure that everyone in our community has access to nutritious meals and a supportive environment. To learn more about our work and how you can get involved, please visit

About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is an esteemed charitable organization dedicated to supporting various philanthropic activities throughout Kentucky. Governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, the HOKC has granted over $68 million to more than 1700 nonprofits since 1951. Each grant is meticulously vetted to ensure it meets the highest standards of impact and integrity. For more information, please visit

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for their generous support. This grant will enable us to continue our mission of serving those in need, enhancing our community services, and making a positive difference in the lives of many.




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