Wasted food is a waste.

That’s why Central Kentucky’s God’s Pantry Food Bank is partnering with restaurants and stores so that excess food can go to those who need it most.

The nonprofit food bank need volunteers who can pick up goods at assigned times and locations, throughout the week, and deliver food to designated food pantries and soup kitchens.

If you volunteer you will receive food safety training and access to equipment so you can safely transport food.

For more information call Renee Rigdon at (859) 288 5341 or Linda Golebiewski at (859) 288-5321.

In Kentucky, one in six people don’t know where their next meal will come from. God’s Pantry serves 50 counties in the Central and Eastern Kentucky area.

Hunger can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, urban and rural dwellers alike. Together with more than 400 food pantries and meal programs, God’s Pantry Food Bank works to alleviate hunger in Central and Eastern Kentucky.