On Wednesday, Feb. 4 from noon-2 p.m., the staff of Addison County's HOPE organization will be at the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church at 227 Old Hollow Rd. Low income persons from the northern part of Addison County who are unfamiliar with HOPE's services, those who need services now due to loss of jobs, and those who find it difficult to get to Middlebury or Vergennes to access the food shelf and other services are encouraged to attend the event. A hot soup lunch will be provided by the church. Food, coats, blankets, and other items will also be available, as well as information and applications for other assistance. For more information, call 388-3608.