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Health
9:50 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Food Pantries in Kentucky Working to Make Sure Children Have Enough Food Over Holidays

With the end-of-year holiday season upon us, charities throughout the listening area are trying to make sure needy children are stocked up with enough food to last through the school break.

The Hardin County-based Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland provides food-insecure children in 33 counties a backpack full of food that can be taken home from school on Fridays. The group's development director, Tami Delaney, says sponsoring agencies in each county try to make sure the program participants are given enough non-perishable items to help them through the time away from school.

"What (the agencies) actually do is double up during the holiday season, so if they know a child is going to be out, they'll provide two bags of food. So they try to make sure that enough is sent home to cover the holiday time, and our pantries are also available," Delaney told WKU Public Radio.

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Economy
8:06 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Southern Kentucky Food Pantry Struggling to Help Needy

With the holiday season fast approaching, a food pantry in southern Kentucky is struggling to come up with enough food to give to needy families. The Come-Unity Cooperative Care food pantry in London is the central agency that hands out food to needy residents.

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