KVC, the fostering and adoption agency, has received a grant from the USDA to distribute 960 boxes of free food. KVC has asked the United Way to help distribute these boxes to the Franklin County community and other nonprofit agencies. Each week, the United Way and its volunteers will unload boxes of food to share with the community. If you are in need, we encourage you to come to the Don Woodward Center and line up in your car along Poplar Street. The first distribution will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:00 A.M., at the Don Woodward center and at the same time as ECKAN. This first event will be done walk-through style. The subsequent food distributions will be done each Tuesday at 8:30 A.M.; they will be conducted in the line-of-cars fashion. When the distribution begins at 8:30, volunteers will simply place a box of food in each car as the line progresses. Due to dairy products being available during some of the distributions, we will need to be finished by 10:00 A.M. so that the products do not spoil. If you know someone who is in need, please make them aware of this opportunity. This distribution will continue as long as the USDA grant has funding, which could be until the end of the year. Please be flexible as we strive to make this event fair for everyone. We also ask that all attendees observe all cautionary procedures as there will be an ECKAN walk-through food distribution going on in the same vicinity.
If you would like to volunteer to help unload the food from the truck and into cars, we encourage you to respond to the need on the Richard Jackson Volunteer Center website at this link. Volunteers will need to be able to lift at least 50 lbs.