Despite setbacks food bank volunteers continue feeding families in Salyersville

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

MAGOFFIN Co., Ky. (WYMT) - No Kentuckians will ever forget the March 2nd 2012 tornado outbreak.

Storms ripped through Eastern Kentucky, demolishing one food bank in Magoffin County.

More than a year and a half later, volunteers at the Lakefront Church of God in Salyersville said families are still in need.

These families keep them pretty busy, filling as many crates with food as possible.

Alice Arnett said she is on a fixed income. Which is why food packs from the Lakefront Church of God are necessary.

"Time is hard and when you don't draw very much money it takes a lot to live on and this has really helped out a lot," said Arnett.

Arnett said she could not afford to buy fresh vegetables and meats on her budget.

Coordinators at the Lakefront Church said donations make it possible to buy much of the food from the regional God's Pantry Food Bank.

"It really brings you back down to earth and it's a blessing to serve the people of my community," said Coordinator Valerie Inzer.

Volunteers said they last distributed food crates on December 12th.

"About 1,000 people came and ate dinner and about 600 families came and picked up a food box for their own home," Inzer said.

While seasonal donations are great she said they truly need year-round donations.

"Feeding families is a year around thing," Inzer said. "Not just Christmas or Thanksgiving."

She said there are so many people who need this blessing and every donation counts.

If you would like to make a monetary donation or give your time, contact church coordinators at 606-349-6301.

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