United Way of Southern Kentucky needs your help to”Feed the Need” of local food banks


United Way of Southern Kentucky is currently holding a region-wide food drive aptly titled “Feed the Need” across Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson and Warren counties that will end on March 18th.

“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 467,000 non-perishable items for local food banks in Southern Kentucky.

More than 75 companies and organizations across Southern Kentucky have been holding internal drives to help collect items to support “Feed the Need” already this year!

Hundreds of volunteers are now needed to help with food drives at participating grocery store locations on Friday, March 17th (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, March 18th (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.). All donations will benefit food banks in the county in which the donations are collected. Email [email protected] to sign up!

The benefiting food banks include Allen County Schools Family Resource Center, Barren River Area Safe Space, BRANCHES of Barren County, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Community Relief, Logan County Good Samaritan, Franklin-Simpson Good Samaritan, St. Vincent DePaul, and The Salvation Army.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Shop at participating grocery stores March 17th (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and March 18th (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) to make a donation!

Shop at select Houchens Markets, Kroger, Priceless IGA, Crossroads IGA, Save-a-Lot, WalMart, Dollar General Market, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion stores in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties.

Volunteer to help pass out flyers and collect donations at local participating grocery stores:

March 17th (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and March 18th (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.)

Volunteers needed at select Houchens Markets, Kroger, Priceless IGA, Crossroads IGA,

Save-a-Lot, WalMart, Dollar General Market, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion stores in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties. Shifts available in 1 hour increments to full day. Must be 16 or older to volunteer or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are also needed to assist with sorting and counting collected donations at most drop off locations in each county – times and locations as noted in link below. All volunteers will receive a FREE “Feed the Need” t-shirt sponsored by Fruit of the Loom, ELPO, and Graves Gilbert Clinic.

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