Feeding the hungry

Berea College senior Alicia Diaz and Jerry Workman, left, Berea Food Bank volunteer director, sort canned goods Saturday outside the Berea Food Bank during the 18th-annual Hunger Hurts Community Food Drive sponsored by Students for Appalachia and the Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS). The food was collected from paper bags delivered to Berea homes which residents could fill with food and leave for students to pick up Saturday. About 7,000 pounds of food was collected for the food bank and more than $500 was raised for Berea United for Utility and Rent Relief (BUURR), according to Heather Schill, coordinator for community programs at Berea College.

BEREA -- The Berea Food Book will be giving away 30 pound boxes of food to local residents.

Thanks to a partnership between the Berea Food Bank, Delta Foundation, and United States Department of Agriculture Madison County residents will have the opportunity to receive 30 pound boxes of fresh meats, dairy products, and produce.

According to the food bank, there are 1,200 boxes available for pickup.

The food will be distributed on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Madison Southern High School on Glades Road in Berea.

All are welcome and no documentation is required. Volunteers will be available to load the boxes into vehicles.

Boxes will be given away on a first-come, first served basis.

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