December 20, 2022 : Organizations are teaming up in Covington to ensure families have food on the table for this holiday. For the third year in a row, the Freestore Foodbank collaborates with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to ensure nobody goes hungry. People showing up for a meal on Tuesday says they are thankful for the outpouring of kindness.
“This means a lot. It means a lot,” said Tina Hutton, a food receiver.
Through the two institutions, hundreds of food meals are being distributed, no questions asked or answers needed.
“It is a godsend. It is a blessing to have the ability to go get support because there are not too many people who help,” Hutton displayed.
“It is a real difficult time right now for so many people when you think about the more elevated prices. We have just gone through the three years haggling with a pandemic with business closures, dismissals, layoffs, the families that are really in necessity are struggling right now, and anything that we can do to support really makes a difference,” expressed, the President and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank, Kurt Reiber.
More than 500 families will receive items like ham, turkey, and veggies serving dinner tables for the next few days.
“My spouse, she sent me down here. She’s in a wheelchair, and she’s disabled, so I arrived to pick it up for me and my family,” food recipient Bennie Macon told.
For numerous people, it’s an overwhelming feeling of appreciation, knowing they can eat something sufficing heading into the new year.
“It represents a lot helping the community that really require it such as myself. I appreciate it. I thank the Lord for people out here accomplishing it for us,” Macon said.