HONESDALE — Brrrrrrrr. The chill is here and the Coat, Blanket, and Cold-Weather Gear Distribution has started in the Parish Hall at Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale.

The racks are inside the parish hall and it is self-serve, one of each item per person, except socks.

Clean items also are being accepted in a green box in the parish hall hallway.

Accepted ONLY are blankets, coats, hats, gloves, heavy socks, new underwear, new toiletries, and nonperishable food for local people in need this winter.

Please DO NOT leave other clothing.

The parish hall generally is open from 7:30 a.m. until at least 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Please do not interrupt meetings in progress in parish hall when stopping for cold-weather gear.

For information, contact suerb@aol.com.