Helping Good Samaritan make it through the winter months, the Logan County FFA/FFCLA clubs held a food drive to collect the needed supplies Good Sam offers to those less fortunate in our community. The clubs have been doing the food drive for the last 18 years and have collected over 90,000 cans in that time.
“The first few years, the food went to Agape,” said Denise McDonald, executive director of Logan County’s Good Samaritan. “For the last 15 years, the food has been split between Agape and us. This food drive is what helps get Good Sam through the winter months. Without it our shelves would be pretty bare.”
McDonald said the FFA/FFCLA drive is one of the biggest food drives of the year for them.
“This year, the club brought the food in six pickup trucks. It is always so fun to watch them pull up and unload. I believe the classes hold contests to see who can raise the most,” McDonald said.
Good Samaritan usually receives between 2,500 and 3,000 canned items and between 500-600 lbs of fruit each year from the drive.
Logan County Good Samaritan is a Christian Benevolent organization funded by participating churches in the Logan County area, private donations and United Way.
The organization strives to provide upon proper evaluation, assistance of food, emergency housing, emergency transportation, and household necessities for residents of Logan County. They also assist clients in locating the proper local and state agencies to meet their needs.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.