Kentucky Castle, God’s Pantry teaming up for food drive to give back amid pandemic

Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 12:38 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky landmark is teaming up with a local food bank to give back during this pandemic.

This is the second year that God’s Pantry Food Bank and Kentucky Castle have teamed up for this food drive. Officials from Kentucky Castle say they’re excited to be able to continue this partnership and give back to the community.

“We absolutely love giving back to our community. We would not be in business if it weren’t for the community so anything we can do to support people in our community especially people in need, we absolutely love doing,” Kentucky Castle COO Christine Eckerline said.

Eckerline says there are two ways people can donate.

“We have food barrels that are going to be on site so that anyone on our staff or in the community can come by and make a physical donation of any non-perishable goods,” Eckerline said.

The other way is to actually come to dine at the Castle. 10% of all food sales starting Friday will be donated straight back to God’s Pantry.

“Last year we did this and we were able to donate $3,000 to them, so obviously our goal this year is going to be to beat that,” Eckerline said.

This food drive will continue at Kentucky Castle through Feb. 11.

“If you have anything, dig through your pantries, bring it out to Kentucky Castle or hop by Kroger, buy some items and bring them out. There’s lots of people in need,” Eckerline said.

Eckerline says she hopes this kind of drive can become a yearly tradition and something that can have a profound impact on the community.

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