GOD'S PANTRY FOOD BANK TO DISTRIBUTE THANKSGIVING BASKETS

 

WHAT:                       
Distribution of Sharing Thanksgiving baskets to 4,600 Fayette County families in need
WHEN:                        
Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24
9 – 11 am, 1 – 3 pm and 5 – 7 pm
WHERE:                       
Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road
NOTE:                         
Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank, will be at all sessions. Interviews with clients receiving baskets may be available during distribution.
WHY:                           
Each year, thousands of Fayette County families come to God’s Pantry Food Bank in need of food. This Thanksgiving, more than 4,600 families requested assistance through this program.  This will be the 22nd year God’s Pantry Food Bank has organized this community wide Thanksgiving grocery distribution.
With the support of hundreds of volunteers and participants, our social service partners in Lexington, and thousands of financial contributors, we are determined to help as many Fayette County families as possible celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a traditional holiday meal.
God’s Pantry Food Bank purchases all of the food for this program. We still need financial donations to fund the Sharing Thanksgiving distribution. A forty dollar gift ($40.00) is all it takes to sponsor a family this Thanksgiving.
Currently, financial contributions are not keeping pace with the need in Fayette County as well as the other 49 counties we serve. Donations can be made by mailing a check to: God’s Pantry Food Bank, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511, or through a secure online donation at godspantry.org.           
For more information visit our website at www.godspantryfodobank.org or call Rebecca at 859-288-5325. If you need information during any of the distribution times next week, Rebecca can be reached at 859-797-6761.

About GPFB

The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. Along with our network of more than 300 member agencies the Food Bank serves 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky distributing $100 worth of food for every $10 donated. Last year, God’s Pantry Food Bank and its member agencies distributed more than 26 million pounds of groceries to more than 190,000 individuals, including 8 million pounds of fresh produce. God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. Through community partnerships and distribution of food to 50,000 agencies, Feeding America collectively works to assure that people in need have access to a balanced diet. For more information visit us at http://www.godspantryfoodbank.org or www.feedingamerica.org


Posted on 2015-11-18 by
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