As the need for help increases on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, the forces behind the Cooperative Christian Ministries continue to rely heavily on local donors to meet the increased demands to ensure no one goes hungry.
Kroger recently went above and beyond in their usual donations, and as a result they appeared at the top of a state donation list.
CCM Associate Director Ashley Witt presented Kroger workers with a certificate of appreciation, telling them their hard work had not gone unnoticed and was greatly appreciated.
“Because of you all, we are able to feed people who otherwise might not get to eat,” said Witt.
Witt detailed how the donated food allowed CCM to feed the homeless on a daily basis and fill the ever increasing food orders for families who had no where else to turn. Witt reiterated that their hard work and dedication to donating was the sole reason CCM was able to help such a large number of clients.
The way Kroger employees help increase donations is by continuously monitoring expiration dates — to ensure as much food as possible is able to be donated to CCM rather than ending up in a dumpster. This process allows a continuous stream of food to flow to CCM — which allows orders to be filled as soon as they come in. CCM workers pick up the food from Kroger on a daily basis.
CCM is located downtown Middlesboro at 2124 Cumberland Avenue. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Those interested in volunteering can contact Witt at 606-248-8022.
Donations of food staples such as peanut butter, beans, spaghetti sauce and canned goods are always needed. Those interested in donating can bring any of those items to CCM during regular business hours from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Call the office to see if there are specific items CCM needs.
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