Friday was the last day to donate to our Mountain Harvest Food Drive. In Perry County alone, we've raised more than two thousand food items.
"I just think this has been a very good program, very beneficial to the people that need it and we're thankful for it," said Yolonda Campbell.
Now that the food drive is over, people can call their local community action agency to see if they are eligible for the food assistance. Rick Baker with the Perry County agency says the response has been very good.
"Like in Bell County, they said they had tremendous success there, they had over two thousand cans of food there," Baker said.
Baker says the winter months are particularly hard for many, but he says people can help all year long.
"We will continue to be a drop off agency actually year round for anyone that would like to bring in food and donate," Baker said.
WYMT plans to help Eastern Kentucky's needy again next year by partnering with the Community Action Agencies all across Eastern Kentucky for the Mountain Harvest Food Drive.
The community action agencies are still counting their total food donations but Rick Baker says he expects more than 15 thousand food items donated in the 23 counties involved.