Families helped by food pantry low in supplies

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Come-Unity Cooperative Care food pantry is still low on supplies but many families are still being helped.

Raiannan Blanton is a single mom working at Come-Unity Cooperative Care, who knows firsthand how much Laurel County depends on the non-profit food pantry.

“They actually help a lot of people, including all of the people that work here,” said Blanton.

She has noticed many of the shelves have been empty recently, and with four children she often relies on the CCC’s monthly supply of food.

For those who come in monthly to pick up their box of food, the number of items inside has continued to get smaller.

There are normally close to sixteen food items inside each box but there has recently only been six.

“I came and got a basket last Wednesday and there wasn't that much in it, I mean they put what they had in it but it wasn't normally what would have been in it,” said Blanton.

Even if it's a smaller portion, she hoped the food keeps coming in.

“It helps out a lot because there's been times when things are low and if it wasn't for this place it would have been hard especially with four kids,” Blanton said.

Officials said many donations have recently come in but still need more.

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