Lexington feeds hundreds of families with mobile food pantry

Lexington feeds hundreds of families with mobile food pantry. (NTV News)

Several agencies joined forces in Lexington this week to help feed hundreds of families who need food.

A line of people wrapped around Lexington Middle School on Thursday, waiting to choose what food they wanted from the mobile food pantry. This new program started last month.

Organizers say they brought in this service after seeing firsthand how big the need is in the community.

"I'm the homeless liaison, and the families I work with I see the need for food all the time," said Lexington Public School's school social worker Kristi O'Meara. "It's something we discuss with them on an intake with them they often come to me when they need food, and so for that reason I just knew that we had a lot of families that did not have enough food."

"I just know there's a lot of kids who don't have enough food and you know that's one thing when you're an adult, it's another thing when you're a kid and you're hungry," said Heidi Revelo, chaplin at Tyson Fresh Meats. "And I know there's different programs going on but I just want to make sure kids get enough."

The mobile food pantry will be made available to the Lexington area on a monthly basis.

The Food Bank of the Heartland delivered enough food for 300 families this month.

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