Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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September 3, 2009

Food drive is success, officials say

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GLASGOW —

“Maybe they won’t forget this need throughout the year until we do it again next year,” he said.

The response to the food drive in Cave City was also good, but not as great as it was in Glasgow.

“We rounded up two shopping carts full of food,” said Carol DeGroft, executive secretary of the Cave City Chamber of Commerce. “We set up last Friday at Save-A-Lot in Cave City. We had over a shopping cart and a half full that day.”

DeGroft issued a challenge to members of the chamber to make donations during the food drive and collected nonperishable food items during the chamber’s August meeting.

“They met and exceeded it, which was awesome,” she said. “For the first annual food drive, I think it was a great success for the community.”

Many organizations sponsored their own food drives and then donated to the communitywide food drive as a whole. Among those were the employees at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

Tootie Bishop, director of radiology, said the response at the hospital was great.

“I have a box van truck with Tommy Lift on it and we had the floor completely filled,” she said. “We had downsized everything to boxes and in some areas it was three boxes deep. We are still collecting food. I’ve had more food turned in.”

The hospital plans to continue its food drive during the week of its 80th anniversary celebration, which is set for Sept. 13-19. Nonperishable food collected during that week will also go to the food pantries, Bishop said.

In the beginning, Haynes had said that if any other food pantries, such as those at resource centers in the schools or other agencies in Glasgow and Barren County needed food, the Community Relief Fund of Glasgow-Barren County would share.

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