Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, in partnership with the city of Elizabethtown, will hold three mobile food pantries in areas of greatest need around the community in the coming week.
This follows the three mobile food pantries held earlier this month.
“Mobile food pantries allow us to go directly to where we can do the most good,” Jamie Sizemore, executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’ Heartland, said in a news release. “It’s always a priority for us to provide food for people in need of assistance, and that need is greater than it has ever been because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Here’s the schedule:
• 9-11:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church, 800 Rhodes Drive, Elizabethtown, serving Hawkins Drive, Rhodes Drive, Springfield Road, Greenway Drive, Par Lane, Norwood Drive, Crossgate Road, Horton Court, Yvonne Court, Ivy Pointe Subdivision and nearby streets.
• 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, 307 Cardinal Drive, Elizabethtown, serving Cardinal Drive, Long Avenue, Hill Street, Westport Road, Melanie Lane, North Dixie Avenue, North Mulberry Street, North Miles Street and nearby areas.
• 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Elizabethtown Sports Park, 1401 W. Park Road, Elizabethtown, serving South Mulberry Street, St. John Road, Gates Road, North Black Branch Road, Kentucky Drive, Airview Subdivision and all other areas of Elizabethtown.
Amy Inman, public relations director for the city of Elizabethtown, said the city was awarded a grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which helped to fund six mobile food pantries.
“More people than ever before are requiring food assistance, some for the first time in their lives,” Inman said in the release. “We saw firsthand with the first three mobile food pantries how directly we can impact someone who needs a little help.”
The mobile food pantries are meant to serve a wide range of areas throughout Elizabethtown, Inman said. The first three were held at the Haycraft District, Wesley Hilltop House and Woodland Drive Mobile Home Park.
“This partnership with the City of Elizabethtown has been instrumental in providing assistance to those in need,” Sizemore said. “We’re pleased we could come together and mobilize to help fulfill our mission of ensuring no one in our service area goes to bed hungry.”