Annual mountain harvest food drive kicks off

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

Mountain Harvest is in full swing, so as you're walking up and down the grocery isle grab an extra can and donate to those in need.

Each year the mountain harvest food drive collects and delivers food to low income families across the region. Last year alone, LKLP donated more than three thousand items so it only seems right to set the bar high this year

"We usually set a lofty goal for the number of items we want to collect. we'd like to collect 10,000 items this year." says Rick Baker, Executive Director for LKLP.

The food drive gives everyone in the community a chance to give back which is why many locations continue to participate year after year.

"Without giving some people don't have anything and that's why we get involved to give to the people who don't have anything." says Food City Head Cashier, Carolyn Cornett.

Cornett says anybody can donate and the process to do so is quite simple

"All they do is come in here and pick the items off the shelf. Just get what they think people would need and leave it in this buggy."

And the best part is you can pick up any of the non perishable items at a fairly low cost.

"For as little as fifteen or twenty cents for the can of vegetables you can make a difference in someone's thanksgiving or Christmas by making sure someone isn't hungry." Baker adds.

Donations boxes will be at various locations up until a week before Christmas.

Here is the full list of participating locations:

*Hyden IGA
*Hyden Grocery
*Leslie County LKLP Office

*Hometown IGA
*LKLP Knott County Office

*Food World IGA - Neon
*Edward Food Center - Jenkins
*Food City – Whitesburg
*Isom IGA – Isom
*Wal Mart - Whitesburg
*LKLP Letcher County Office

*Save-A-Lot – Citizens Lane By-pass
*Save-A-Lot – Combs
*Food City
*LKLP Perry County Jobsite Office
*LKLP Perry County Central Office

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