United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is hosting a region wide food drive titled “Feed the Need” across Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties. In its first year of inception (2009), Feed the Need collected a little more than 43,000 items; since then over 675,00 items have been collected items as a result of “Feed the Need” efforts to more than 675,000 items. 

“Feed the Need” was originally created eleven years ago in response to the increased need in our communities for access to basic needs including food. After speaking with the local food pantries that have benefited from the drives in previous years, it was made clear that assistance in providing a Safety Net of services like access to food was greatly needed once again this year.

Companies and organizations in Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties are invited to participate by holding internal food drives February 1st – March 22nd. If you or your organization wishes to sign up to hold an internal drive, please contact mktintern@uwsk.org.

Individuals can support this cause by stopping in select stores on March 22nd (10 am - 6 pm) and March 23rd (9 am - 1 pm). The following stores will be participating in this year's drive.

Allen County: Sav-A-Lot, Food Lion

Barren County: Houchens Southgate, Houchens East Main St., Houchens Happy Valley, Sav-A-Lot Glasgow, Sav-a-Lot Cave City

Butler County: IGA

Hart County: Munfordville IGA

Logan County: Priceless IGA, Piggly Wiggly

Simpson County:  Priceless IGA, Piggly Wiggly (22nd only)

Warren County: Houchens Louisville Road, IGA Mount VIctor, Sav-a-Lot 31-W, Kroger 31-W, Kroger Scottsville Rd., Kroger - Campbell Lane

Each year as part of United Way’s “Feed the Need” Food Drive, volunteers are recruited to assist with passing out flyers and collecting donations at local participating grocery stores to supplement the collected items from organization drives. If you wish to volunteer, please email mktintern@uwsk.org to sign up.

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

Promotional materials are available for download HERE.