Community Hope Center is once again working hard to make a positive difference in Osceola County.

Despite not being able to host its helpful IDignity Osceola events, the center is helping hundreds of households and serve nearly a thousand heartbeats, despite only being able to hold a few hours of public events per week.

Service hours come up again this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for mail pickup and emergency food. Like last week, the pickup will be taking place at its Shingle Creek location, 2420 Old Vineland Road, Kissimmee FL 34746. (From U.S. 192, turn onto Old Vineland, pass the Wawa, veer left at the fork and it will be on the left side), so families will be able to remain in their vehicles to further minimize contact — it’s all about serving households seeking assistance as well as our staff safe from any further virus spread. Walk-ups are still welcome.

Volunteers are still needed to help with food distributions Wednesday.

Volunteers must , bend, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, unassisted.

Volunteers must be able to lift food bags (15-25 pounds) and wear protective equipment like masks and gloves while on site, and must abide by CDC guidelines by remaining six feet apart from other individuals. Sign up for a shift here:

Also as a reminder, the Florida Department of Health will be providing free COVID-19 testing at the CHC service center location, 2198 Four Winds Blvd, Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is available for anyone who has symptoms or concerns about COVID-19 exposure. Call 407-343-2000 to schedule an appointment, walk-ups will be accepted.

If you can’t donate time, treasure is also accepted. Make a donation to the CHC online.