FOOD PANTRY TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY
The Letcher County Food Pantry will reopen next Wednesday and distribute food outdoors.
Pantry director Vicki Holbrook had announced Wednesday that the food bank would close until the first Wednesday in May because of COVID-19 concerns and a lack of volunteers.
However, Food Pantry organizers have set up a new distribution plan to alleviate those concerns. Beginning April 8, the Food Pantry will park a loaded truck with the tailgate toward the First Baptist Church parking lot. Food Pantry clients will drive into the parking lot and pull their cars up to the truck one at a time.
“They don’t come into the pantry at all. We’re going to hand them out,” Holbrook said. “They get out of the car one person at a time, they get the bag and put it in their car.”
People who have already qualified can drop their card in a box and get their food. New clients will fill out their information on a slip of paper and put it in the box.
Holbrook said all families will get the same size package of food next week so the boxes and bags can be packed in advance.
Distribution will be on the regular days, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.