United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) has been holding a region wide food drive aptly titled “Feed the Need” in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties that started in March and will end April 30th.
“Feed the Need” was created in 2009 in response to the increased need in our communities for access to basic needs including food. After speaking with the local food pantries that benefited from the drives in previous years, it is clear that assistance in providing a Safety Net of services like access to food is needed once again this year.
Since its inception, United Way’s “Feed the Need” Food Drive has collected over 360,000 non-perishable items for local food banks in Southern Kentucky. This year alone, over 75 companies, organizations, and groups in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson and Warren Counties have been holding internal food drives.
Volunteers will be on hand passing out flyers and collecting donations at participating grocery stores April 29th (10am – 6pm) and April 30th (9am – 1pm) for the conclusion of the regional food drive. Shop at select Houchens Market, Kroger, Walmart, Dollar General Market, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion, Save-a-Lot, Priceless IGA, and Crossroads IGA stores in each county to make a donation in support of “Feed the Need.” Volunteers will also be on hand at most collection sites in each county to assist with sorting and counting donations.
All donations will benefit food banks in the county in which the donations are collected.
If you are interested in helping to “Feed the Need” by volunteering on Friday or Saturday, sign up by logging onto the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com.
United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is a local, independent, non-profit organization that works to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives. The mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky is to be the leader in bringing together the resources to build a stronger, more caring community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for good quality of life – Education, Income, Health and Safety Net. Therefore, the vision of United Way is a Southern Kentucky where all residents are educated, healthy, and financially stable. Incorporated as a charitable non-profit entity in 1956, UWSK has long served a major role in the community by bringing people together to create opportunities that make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people where they live and