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Estill County Food Bank needs donations

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

RAVENNA, Ky. (WKYT) - Staff at the Estill County Food Bank are concerned about not having enough food for the holidays. Now, they are asking for help from the community.

Susan Dick, Director of the Estill County Food Bank, says the organization has been serving the community for six years. The pantry serves hundreds of families every month. When the holidays get closer, they get busier.

"We try very hard this time of year to provide vegetables, fruits, pumpkin pie mix, trying to provide things that will make their holiday brighter," said Dick.

She expects an even higher demand this year following cuts to the national food stamp program. Dick asks the community to help fill their shelves and add to what the government already supplies.

"It's a lot of fruit, apple sauce, which is good stuff but you need peas, beans, and carrots. You need some kind of protein. Juice, cereal, that sort of thing. Those are becoming sporadic," explained Dick.

If you'd like to help the pantry accepts donations on the second, third, and fourth Tuesday of every month.

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