help UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN KENTUCKY fill the shelves of local food banks

United Way of Southern Kentucky's regional 'Feed the Need' Food Drive is running February 1st - March 17th, and we need your help! 

Companies, organizations, and groups can help fill the shelves of local food banks by conducting internal drives to collect non-perishable items and deliver those items to the location listed below according to the county in which the items were collected. It's super easy! All you have to do is get the commitment from your company to conduct a drive (download form below and submit to United Way), promote the drive within your company, group, or organization (download promotional materials to help you spread the word here) and deliver the items on March 16th to the location listed below at the time noted - that's it! You can run your drive for as long (a whole month!) or as short (just one week!) as you want! We have seen all kinds of creative ideas over the years to encourage folks to donate including competitions, incentives for amounts raised, and much more! Participating in a 'Feed the Need' food drive is a great team building opportunity that also helps individuals and families right here in Southern Kentucky. Specifically, 'Feed the Need' supports United Way's work to build a Safety Net of services that includes access to basic needs like food for our community - be sure to emphasize this when conducting your campaign! For more information about United Way's work in building a Safety Net, click here

We are also looking for volunteers to help pass out flyers and collect donations at local grocery stores in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties. See below for contact information on how to sign up to help out in any of these counties. Volunteers are needed Friday, March 16th 10am - 6pm and Saturday, March 17th 9am - 1pm. You can volunteer for as little as one hour or the entire time! This is a GREAT opportunity for kids to get involved with volunteering by making this a family event! And all volunteers receive a FREE 'Feed the Need' t-shirt compliments of Fruit of the Loom! Click here to download the information for all grocery store volunteers. 

Remember, all donations benefit food banks in the county in which they are collected. The benefiting food banks include Barren River Area Safe Space, Community Action of Southern Kentucky (Hart, Allen, Barren, Butler, & Warren), St. Vincent DePaul, Good Samaritan of Logan and Simpson Counties, and The Salvation Army. 

Thank you for helping to 'Feed the Need' and build a Safety Net of services for our community! If you have any questions or would like to submit your form to sign up for an internal drive in any county, please contact Emily Anne Pride at or call 270.843.3205.