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A local food pantry received a hefty donation from a pair of cooperatives Wednesday.
Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry received $11,322 from WK&T and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative. Local Needline Director Jackie Herndon accepted the checks from WK&T CEO Trevor Bonnsetter and WKRECC President and CEO David Smart at the food pantry.
“WK&T is happy to help the Needline food pantries in Graves, Calloway and Marshall counties during this time of crisis due to COVID-19,” Bonnstetter said in a joint press release. “We recognize there are families in need and we want to help provide support to people in the communities where we live and serve.”
Smart echoed Bonnstetter’s sentiments, stating the importance of facilities like Need Line.
“These agencies play a critical role in the communities we serve, especially now when so many families are faced with unexpected financial hardship,” Smart said in the release. “We value what Need Line does and we want to help.”
Herndon said the funds will be primarily put towards food, with some going to operating costs.
WKRECC and WK&T also donated similar amounts to Murray-Calloway County Needline Association and Marshall County Caring Needline.