RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – February is a particularly hard month for God’s Outreach Food Bank.
“We put a lot of focus and emphasis on people in need around the holidays; people are just trying to try and take care of their own stuff, but people are still hungry,” said Amanda Agee, Assistant Director
That’s why the City of Richmond is partnering with them to help Madison Countians stay healthy and happy.
They’re calling this initiative “February Food Drive & Fitness,” and many are pitching in to donate food and to get active.
“It’s heart-healthy month. I know they’re gonna have some fitness classes and different things each week to keep the food drive excitement going. We want to do a partnership that focuses on getting people healthy, getting out and walking at our mall, and will also support a good cause,” said Agee.
Mall walkers can look for one of these barrels around the mall to drop donations in. They’re asking for any non-perishable food items.
But they’re in need of one item specifically.
“What we’re asking people to do is to bring us out boxes of cereal. That’s something that’s kind of hard for us to get,” said Agee
Making a donation means you’re helping around 1700 Madison County families do the most important thing for their loved ones.
All through one simple donation.
“You’ve gotta take care of their first and foremost need: food! You gotta have food.”
Organizers are encouraging donors at the mall to walk around after.
The official kickoff for the event is happening on Monday afternoon.
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