Hunger Awareness Day encourages everyone to donate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - God's Pantry food bank organizers say there are 250,000 people in central and eastern Kentucky that don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Thursday is 'Hunger Awareness Day.'

UK Hoops coach Matthew Mitchell and his team spend the day packing up boxes of food, doing their part to fight hunger.

They also spent the day wearing orange for the official color of hunger awareness.

Food bank officials are using the month of September to raise hunger awareness and encourage people to donate food and help re-pack food at the Pantry.

The statistics are pretty amazing about who is in danger of being hungry we're just trying to get food out to people who need it," Coach Matthew Mitchell says.

God's Pantry is teaming up with the circus that just came to town. On Friday, there will be an elephant brunch at 11:00 a.m. in the Rupp Arena back parking lot. They are asking, if you attend, to bring a non-perishable item.

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