Hearts for Hunger

West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC) faculty, staff, and students are once again helping those who are struggling with food insecurity. They are inviting YOU to help as well. The bitter cold weather started early this year and, even before Christmas, many families in our region were making hard choices about heating their homes. For some, now that the bills have arrived, it will be a choice between being cold and being hungry.

Let’s all make a difference in the lives of those in need by donating non-expired, canned goods, and other non-perishable items. Bring some peanut butter, canned tuna, dried pasta, tomato sauce, soups, or canned fruits and vegetables to the Anderson Technical Building on the campus of WKCTC. Collection boxes marked “Hearts for Hunger Food Drive” are located in the lobby and the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Room 100.

Food donations will be made to local churches in support of community outreach and their food pantries. Last year was the first year for the event and donations were made to Ninth St. Church of Christ and Washington St. Baptist Church.

WKCTC Diversity and Inclusion Director Chevene Duncan-Herring hopes that this year they will be able to donate many more churches as well.

“We had such a wonderful response last year that we decided to do it again,” Duncan-Herring told me. “Depending on how much we get, we hope to expand our donations to local food pantries.”

For more information on this and other programs through the office of Diversity and Inclusion department, please contact Duncan-Herring at 270.534.3409 or chevene.duncan-herring@kctcs.edu.