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LCADD food drive effort to collect 400,000 pounds of food

Drive has collective goal of 400,000 pounds of food or $50,000 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Area Development Districts.
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By Judy Hachey
Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Did you know that 700,000 Kentuckians struggle with food insecurity every day, and that 22% of children lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle?

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD) is participating in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl this week through Friday, October 27. The Bowl is a friendly competition among area development districts across the state to raise resources for hunger relief.


It's a collaborative effort between the office of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. Our collective goal is to raise 400,000 pounds of food or $50,000 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the state legislation that created the Area Development Districts.

There are two ways to help:

DONATE FOOD: Drop off canned goods, including soups, beans, stews, tuna, vegetables, and fruits, as well as peanut butter, macaroni and cheese and other pastas, 100% fruit juices, low-sugar cereals, and whole grain items to specially-designated locations throughout the region. All items collected in each county go to that county's local food pantry.

Drop off locations are as follows:

  • Adair County Senior Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia

  • Casey County Senior Center, 85 Beldon Avenue, Liberty

  • Clinton County Senior Center, 110 Springs Street, Albany

  • Cumberland County Senior Center, 124 Upper River Street, Burkesville

  • Green County Senior Center, 110 North First Street, Greensburg AND the Green County Courthouse, 203 W Court Street, Greensburg

  • McCreary County Senior Center, 2255 North Hwy. 27, Whitley City

  • Pulaski County Senior Center, 125 East University Drive, Somerset

  • Russell County Senior Center, 132 Brian Walters Drive, Russell Springs. Other drop-off locations in Russell County include the Lake Cumberland Area Development District office, 2384 Lakeway Drive and Price Less Grocery in Russell Springs and the Jamestown City Hall.

  • Taylor County Senior Center, 110 S. Jackson, Campbellsville AND the Taylor County Courthouse

  • Wayne County Senior Center, 75 West Columbia Avenue, Suite 1, Monticello
DONATE FUNDS: Donate online at kafb.org/take-action/donate-funds during the campaign timeframe. In the designation box, type: LCADD Commonwealth Bowl. Or, mail monetary donations to LCADD, P.O. Box 1570, Russell Springs, KY 42642. Please make checks payable to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. One dollar equals eight pounds of food.

For more information, or if you, your business or agency would like to get involved with this campaign, please contact Nick Hazel at 270-866-4200 or .nick@lcadd.org.



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