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Truckloads Of Food Meant For Needy During Cold Blast Stolen From Corbin Homeless Shelter

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 19:56:17-05

CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – The leaders of a Corbin homeless shelter say truckloads of food have been stolen from their pantry.

Now they’re worried more people will flood the shelter this weekend because of the winter weather, and they won’t have anything to give them.

Oscar Delgado almost can’t believe it.

“We had vegetables that were stacked high,” said Delgado.

Much of the food in the Everlasting Arms Ministry pantry is gone. He says someone stole it earlier this week.

“I just don’t understand how someone could do something like that to a homeless shelter,” said Delgado.

And he says it’s not the first time; meat was stolen from their freezer before Christmas. This time Delgado says much more was taken.

“It took more than one truck. So this was very well planned like it was the first time but this time we called the police,” said Delgado.

He says last time, the community stepped up big time to get them more supplies.

He plans to have security cameras installed by tomorrow to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Unfortunately with the harsh temperatures expected this weekend, he worries he won’t be able to meet the needs of the community.

“Right now we don’t have a lot of resources that we can help them with but we’ll definitely do our best for ‘em,” said Delgado.

Still, he says some selfish crooks won’t stop him from giving back to the people of Corbin