Local couple helps feed Bowling Green homeless

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Beth Bahls is one of a handful of community members in Bowling Green who spends her free days feeding the homeless. 

For the last decade, she and her husband have moved every three years for his job in the military. In each new community they go to, they get involved with feeding the homeless. 

“Just being out here and letting them know, ‘You’re not alone in this fight. We’re here with you. We’re behind you. And we want to see you succeed. If you succeed, we succeed,’” Bahls said.

She got back from Chicago at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning and still went out before noon to distribute sack lunches across from the Bowling Green Towers.

Bahls, her husband and children usually come out and feed Bowling Green’s homeless population with their home-cooked meals every 4th Sunday of the month.

I think being out here gives them another ear. That’s probably more important than the meals we provide sometimes,” she said.

Her husband, Jordan says, for him, serving veterans who are down on their luck is his calling.

“To serve and risk your life, especially like a lot of veterans that we work with now, it’s been like Vietnam wars. And so, they’ve seen some stuff, and they shouldn’t always come back and have to worry about where they’re going to live or sleep for the night,” said Jordan.

Bahls says any donations from plates to meals to more helping hands are so vital to feeding the community. She and her family have bought, cooked and served all the food throughout the years with money from their own pockets. 

Bahls urges others to reach out to the Helping Hands of Bowling Green Kentucky Facebook group and see how they can lend a hand. To visit that Facebook group, click here