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AMEN House to expand food delivery services in 2021

Posted at 9:56 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 15:34:17-05

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The AMEN House food pantry in Georgetown has helped about 50 new families each month since the start of the pandemic. To help even more people in need, it's expanding its food delivery program in the new year.

AMEN House Direct currently only offers delivery to people who are homebound throughout the county. This typically means older people with health limitations.

Executive Director Michele Carlisle says they plan to expand the service to anybody who is food insecure in Sadieville and doesn’t have access to the AMEN House. She says members of the Georgetown Women's Club have offered to volunteer as delivery drivers once a month.

“Now we have the volunteer base that says, 'OK, maybe it's just a transportation issue,’” said Carlisle. “We can kind of go beyond the current criteria of Direct because we have the volunteers that have said, 'You know what? It's OK. If you're well enough to come help me unload the food out of the car, perfect, we're going to get food to you.’”

Carlisle says they're always looking for more help. Click here for more information about becoming a volunteer.