Feed the Need 2018
United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) has collected more than 100,000 items to date in a region wide food drive titled “Feed the Need” across Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties. This brings the ten year total of collected items as a result of “Feed the Need” efforts to more than 675,000 items. In its first year of inception (2009), Feed the Need collected a little more than 43,000 items.
“Feed the Need” was originally created ten years ago in response to the increased need in our communities for access to basic needs including food. After speaking with the local food pantries that have benefited from the drives in previous years, it was made clear that assistance in providing a Safety Net of services like access to food was greatly needed once again this year.
This year, more than 70 companies and organizations in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties participated by holding internal food drives.
Butler County participants included: Butler County Water District, North Butler Elementary School, Morgantown Elementary School, Morgantown Bank & Trust, WRECC, Beechtree News,
The unoffical County Totals from 2018 FEED the NEED!
Butler County: (11,450 items)
Allen County: (1,033 items)
Barren County: (3,796 items)
Hart County: (1,184 items)
Simpson County: (3,214 items)
Logan County: (7,979 items)
Warren County: (more than 72,000 items)
Butler County Family Resource Center coordinated a food drive for both Butler County Elementary Schools, and 2,733 food items were donated.
North Butler Elementary School collected 1390 cans:
Ms. Cindy's, students chose a pizza party.
Morgantown Elementary School collected 1343 cans:
Ms. Ingram's, students chose a recess pack.