United Way of Southern Kentucky is currently holding a region wide food drive aptly titled "Feed the Need" in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties that will end on March 17th.

"Feed the Need" was created 10 years ago in response to the increased need in our communities for access to basic needs, especially food. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018, "Feed the Need" has now collected more than half a million items for local food pantries that have been distributed to individuals and families in need in Southern Kentucky.

After speaking with the local food pantries that have benefited from the drive 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. Companies, organizations, and groups in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson and Warren Counties can participate once again by holding internal food drives starting today and delivering those collected items to their county's distribution location on March 16th (a complete list of distribution locations can be found by clicking here).

Volunteers are also needed to pass out flyers and collect donations at participating grocery stores March 16th (10am - 6pm) and March 17th (9am - 1pm) in each county. Volunteers are also needed at most collection sites in each county to assist with sorting and counting donations. All volunteers will receive a FREE Feed the Need long sleeve shirt compliments of Fruit of the Loom.

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 to run an internal food drive within your company, group, organization, school, or church, or at an in-store drive, sign up via the United Way of Southern Kentucky website by clicking here.

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 work.