Annual Food Drive Is Underway

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

WYMT'S annual Mountain Harvest Food Drive in partnership with community action agencies across the region is underway!

We've all felt the pinch of higher food prices this year, but thousands of Appalachian children who do not have food on the table may be feeling the strain most. You can help just by picking up something extra during your next grocery stop.

The Mountain Harvest Food Drive takes in any non-perishable food item. You can help feed local families going hungry this holiday season for less than a quarter! Every bit counts.

Rick Baker of the Perry County LKLP Community Action Agency, says, "We find that a lot of kids, they get their school lunches, and we find for a lot of those unfortunately that is the only good meal that they get. So during the holidays it's really important to make sure that we have enough food to go out to our families that are in need during Christmas."

You can drop off food at designated locations until December 19th, but the first delivery to families is right before Thanksgiving ... so don't wait to donate! The goal for this year's total number of donations is 50,000 items.

Drop-Off Locations For Mountain Harvest Food Drive (We expect this list to grow):

Bell County: Long's Pic-Pac in Pineville, Save-A-Lot in Middlesboro

Clay County: Manchester IGA 1 & 2

Knott County: Casey's IGA, Dollar General Store, Knott County LKLP Office

Leslie County: Hyden Grocery, Leslie County LKLP Office, Marathon B&B, Save-A-Lot, Triple R

Letcher County: Letcher County LKLP Office, Neon Food World (IGA), Jenkins IGA, Whitesburg Food World (IGA), Isom IGA, Whitesburg Food City

Jackson County: McKee IGA, Annville Dollar General, Annville Town & Country

Perry County: Perry County LKLP Office, Happy IGA, Wal-Mart

Rockcastle County: Mt. Vernon Save-A-Lot, Mt. Vernon IGA

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