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Donate to 'Groceries for Good' at Stores Saturday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, METROPOLIS - Grocery shoppers can donate to local food pantries while they are in stores on Saturday.

The 27th annual, "Groceries for Good," is a community-wide food drive that will help stock the pantries of nine local charitable organizations in Paducah and three in Massac County. People can donate canned goods, dry food items, baby items, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and paper products.

On November 23, from 9 am to 5 pm, participating grocery stores in McCracken and Massac counties will accept donations in special shopping bags. Stores participating are the three Kroger stores in Paducah, Banks Market in Lone Oak, Cash Saver on Jackson Street, Forthman Foods IGA in Kevil, Food Giant in Reidland, Big John’s and Save-A-Lot in Metropolis.

McCracken County donations will be taken to Paducah Tilghman High School where volunteers will sort the donated items and prepare them for distribution to the nine local agencies. Service agencies will collect donated goods for delivery to families during the holidays.

McCracken agencies participating are The Salvation Army, Family Service Society, Hope Unlimited Family Care Center, Martha's Vineyard, Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, Paducah Cooperative Ministry, Paducah Day Nursery, River City Mission and St. Vincent de Paul. Massac County agencies include Hope Unlimited, Cope Food Pantry, and Guardian Family Services. 

Typical volunteers who help at the stores include local Boy and Girl Scout troops, youth groups, community members, and students from Paducah Tilghman, McCracken County and St. Mary high schools.

For more information on volunteering or to make a cash donation, contact Lisa O’Rourke at 270-559-6490.

Published 01:30 PM, Sunday Nov. 17, 2019
Updated 10:30 AM, Monday Nov. 18, 2019

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