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WYMT Partners With Several Organizations For Regional Food Drive

By: Amy Walker Email
By: Amy Walker Email

Another thing many of those agencies do is provide food for needy families.

Thousands of families across eastern Kentucky could go without food this holiday season.

Thousands of eastern Kentuckians depend on their local Community Action Agencies to provide enough food for their family during the
holidays.

WYMT is partnering with community action groups across our region for the Mountain Harvest, in hopes that no one goes hungry.

As little as twenty five cents will pay for a can of food, but for some eastern Kentucky families, even that is too much.

"People who have to try to pay rent, utilities, pay for food and medical care, on anywhere from two to six hundred dollars a month," Rick Baker of LKLP said

Rick Baker sees hundreds of families in need at the Perry County LKLP.

He says your donation of a non-perishable food item, could affect thousands.

You can drop items off at your local community action organization, or at a participating grocery store.

"I can see literally tens of thousands of cans of food that we can collect during this food drive that's going to go out directly to needy families," Baker said.

By giving the gift of a holiday meal, families might not have to choose between one necessity and another.

"It may mean they're going to have the medicine they need during the holidays, it could mean they could buy Christmas gift for their kids," Baker said.

Giving one can, and giving a special holiday season to a family near you.

One of the best parts about the Mountain Harvest, is that your donation will go directly to families in your county.

We're partnering with nine community action groups and between those groups they serve 31 counties from across the region.

You can drop off items at any of these locations, or participating grocery stores and of course, you can always bring items right here to WYMT in Hazard.

The food drive will only run through December the 15th, so we've just got about 10 days left to collect thousands of cans for our Mountain Harvest.

Middle Kentucky River Area Development Council

Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe

(B)606-666-5902, (L)606-464-2259, (O)606-593-5103, and (W)606-668-3549

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency

McCreary, and Pulaski

1-800-928-6382; 270-343-4600; www.lc-caa.org

LKLP Community Action Council

Leslie, Knott, Letcher, and Perry

606-436-3161; www.lklp.org

Daniel Boone Development Council

Clay, Jackson, and Laurel

606-598-5127

Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency

Bell, and Whitley

606-337-3044; www.bell-whitley.org

Big Sandy Community Action Partnership

Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike

606-789-3641

Harlan County Community Action Agency

606-573-5335


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