It was another successful year for the WJRS Food Drive to help those in need this holiday season.
Food drive coordinator Kem Bell said about $15,000 was raised this year thanks to the generous support of many community partners, which resulted in more than 200 local families benefiting.
Volunteers traveled the roads of Russell County Tuesday afternoon, delivering food certificates to families in the community.
This year was different, of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients received a food certificate to be used at a local grocery store as opposed to a box of food. Bell said this was due to the number of people needed to pack the food into boxes. With the ongoing pandemic, Bell said following COVID-19 guidelines would be difficult.
Bell added that he greatly appreciates everyone who supported this year’s food drive, the volunteers who helped deliver certificates on Tuesday, and Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency for the use of their warehouse.