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Rogers Scholars Ambassadors donate more than 170 canned and nonperishable food items to community food banks in Laurel, Pulaski, and Wayne counties

Rogers Scholars Ambassadors helped make Christmas a little brighter for needy families in Laurel, Pulaski, and Wayne counties.

As part of a community service project, Rogers Scholars Ambassadors collected more than 170 canned and nonperishable food items in a food drive shortly before the holidays.

Rogers Scholars Ambassadors Madison Wesley and Faith Call, both from Pulaski County; Scotty Reams, Laurel County; and Dillon Staples of Wayne County distributed the donated items to local food banks in their home communities.

Rogers Scholars Ambassadors are former graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

Established in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, The Center for Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In its 45-county primary service region, The Center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.

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