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People in Clay County get in line before dawn for food

Remnant Bread of Life Food Pantry held its monthly Food for Counties event Thursday. It served food to 144 households.

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Manchester, Ky. (WYMT)-- While some might see "taking a number" as a nuisance, people in Clay County lined up before dawn to take one.

The numbers represented available bundles of food distributed by Remnant Bread of Life, with assistance in getting the food from God's Pantry.

"We was here at 5:30 in the morning," said Lucy Holcomb, who landed in line at number 62.

Volunteers and work release inmates helped to get the food ready for distribution once a truck from God's Pantry delivered it. Each section specified a portion size for each item available, so that everyone would get an equal amount.

Matthew Hensley, who got in line at number 125, said a times his cupboard runs low near the end of the month.

"Low on groceries," he said. "Food to last maybe another day or two."

Those who were not able to get one of the 144 numbers had a chance to come back Friday, or any of the other days the pantry is open to obtain an emergency box of food.

Volunteers note that in addition to this monthly opportunity and the pantry's reserves, Remnant Bread of Life also distributes food to nearly 300 households in Clay County with senior citizens.

Though at times volunteers in charge of this pantry have worried about having enough food to feed the hungry of Clay County, they note God always provides...allowing them to serve their community.

It is a sentiment Holcomb repeated.

"I see it as a blessing from the Lord," she said. "Thank the people that donates because they've been a real blessing."


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