EKY students fight hunger through food drive

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) Students at Knott County Central High School are taking on one of Kentucky’s biggest problems: Hunger.

One-hundred and 55 families have food on their table tonight thanks to the 2nd annual Patriot Food Drive, put on by the school’s leadership group.

“Our community has been very supportive of us, and we know there’s been a lot of layoffs here in Knott County and throughout the region. We wanted to do something that would help people during the holiday season,” KCCHS Principal Bobby Pollard said.

For six weeks, students from across Knott County donated about 5,000 food items for folks in their community. On Monday, students handed out three bags of food to anyone who drove up.

Student say not only does it feel good to be giving back to the community, but it also puts a face on the need from their own neighbors.

“It stays in the community, it might help a sister, it might help a friend of a family member. It helps people that we know,” KCCHS senior Candis Bates said.

“It gives us a sense of character. It helps us understand what people are going without,” KCCHS senior Chasity Rodgers added.

Spreading the Patriot spirit across the community.

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