God’s Pantry Food Bank Opens Pantry at Lexington Public Library Branch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – God’s Pantry Food Bank has just opened a food pantry in the Northside branch of a Lexington public library.

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning to officially open God’s Panty’s fourth location in Lexington.

The new location expands the existing partnership between the two to help feed students and families during the summer. God’s Pantry serves Fayette County and 49 other counties in Kentucky with more than 450 food pantries and food programs.

According to God’s Pantry, one in six Kentucky residents don’t know where their next meal will come from. Now community members can have their next meal in a place where they already congregate, the library.

From Monday to Friday, they can come in, grab a bag and fill it with food for themselves and their family.

Lexington community members say the unique process, the ability to manually select the items you need, will greatly benefit those in need.

“That way people can choose what they really want. Not necessarily just a bag of items, you know, food. But they can choose “okay, I want maybe three things of macaroni and cheese, but I don’t really want flour”. That way they can choose and that leaves more products for other people to come.

Throughout fiscal year 2021, God’s Pantry distributed 41.8 million pounds of food. the new location here at the Northside Branch Library will only help that number grow this year.

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