Thanks to the generosity of ABC 36 viewers, dozens of families will have a Thanksgiving meal, who otherwise may have gone hungry this holiday season.
Through our 5pm & 6pm newscasts Thursday night, representatives from God's Pantry Food Bank took donations over the phone.
Workers say $40 will feed a family of 6 to 8.
More than $3,000 was pledged.
The generosity was great, and so is the need.
God's Pantry CEO Marian Guinn says," We've seen a tremendous number of new households, people who never envisioned themselves entering a food pantry and asking for assistance. Over the past 3-and-4 years, we've seen a big up-tick in the number of new families that have needed to do that."
Current statistics from God's Pantry show 1 in every 7 Kentuckians will get food from God's Pantry at some point during the year.
Last year alone, the pantry distributed 23-million pounds of food.
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