Wednesday, cars lined up for miles for the first mobile food distribution hosted by the Henderson Christian Community Outreach.
"This is just an extra program where we're able to provide families with a week's worth of groceries for free and take that little bit of a burden off of them," Says HCCO Housing Director, Kelsi Dunham
Various volunteers, Henderson firefighters, and Henderson Police bundled up Wednesday morning to hand out over 550 USDA food boxes to families in need.
"This is my 10th year of director, and 2020 was a year our agency has never seen," Says Mary Dunham, Director of HCCO
As we are one year into this pandemic, food insecurity in Kentucky is increasing by the minute.
Dunham tells 44News, "In 2019, we spent $129,000 on keep food, utilities, rent, medication, emergency gas, and in 2020 we spent $283,000 for our clients"
Henderson Christian community outreach shared exciting news, that will help expand their ability to help with food insecurity in and around Henderson county.
Mary Dunham says, "After 35 years, we'll have our very own home, beautiful building. We'll be able to do more classes, more social work, more everything."
After covid pushed their original date back a whole year, The Henderson Christian Community Outreach is excited to finally break ground on their new building. In 2019, they were gifted a plot of land and have worked with multiple companies that have donated work to their new building.
The program, along with other city officials will break ground on April 2nd.