Food Requests At Record Highs At God's Pantry
LEXINGTON, Ky. - While some sectors of the economy are showing signs of growth, organizations providing food for low-income residents in Lexington are still seeing high demand.
"Typically, August is a high month of service, but August of 2012 was the highest month of service we've ever had," says Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry.
Guinn's organization is seeking volunteers for its upcoming Basket Brigade, an event that involves assembling 5000 Thanksgiving Baskets for low income families. Guinn says the event, which takes place November 10th, is more important than ever for families in need.
"Their recovery is going to be slower than for many other people. God's Pantry is currently feeding one in seven people that live in the fifty county area that we serve," she says.
About 75 more people are needed for the event. Residents are also encouraged to give online at godspantry.org. A donation of $40 will provide a family of eight with a holiday meal.