LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– 31 contestants vying to become the next Miss Kentucky took a step away from competition to volunteer at God’s Pantry food bank.
Each contestant put on a hair-net and helped package pasta to help the state’s hunger initiative Monday.
The packages will be distributed to God’s Pantry’s 50-county service area.
Reigning Miss Kentucky, Molly Matney, says community service is the most important duty of wearing the crown.
"Working…at God’s Food Pantry will be such a great opportunity for these contestants, just to see how important it is to help other people who are in need."
A new Miss Kentucky will be crowned Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts.