First monthly food pantry opens in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Dare to Care Food Bank celebrated the first of what will be monthly mobile food pantry visits to Louisville’s L&N Building on Thursday.
Dare to Care will set up its mobile pantry in the L&N parking lot from 10 a.m. until noon on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruit are among the items provided.
First Lady Glenna Bevin helped create the monthly partnership after serving clients at a similar food assistance effort at the building this past December.
L&N houses the Jefferson County CHFS Department for Community Based Services offices, where staff provides child and adult protective services and determines eligibility for Medicaid, public assistance, childcare assistance and food benefits.
More than 200 families visited the mobile pantry Thursday. To learn more about DCBS programs and assistance, go to the CHFS website: https://chfs.ky.gov and type “DCBS” in the “What can we help you find?” search bar.