Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon sight this year. COVID-19 has caused more families to turn to non-profit organizations for extra help during the cold, winter months. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Family Service Society in Paducah is giving away free food. The non-profit organization signed up more than 200 families to participate in the free food 'drive-by.'
Volunteers have been packing paper bags with non-perishable items. The line of cars has ebbed and flowed over the the past two days. The bags full of food are identified by different letters representing different households.
What does Family Service Society do?
Family Service Society provides assistance to people in the Paducah/McCracken County area. Primarily, the service offers assistance with basic needs like food, clothing, medications, personal hygiene items, or household goods. They also help with special needs for Christmas food assistance since schools will be on Christmas break.
Family Service is the second oldest non-profit agency in Paducah. The organization is there for those struggling with items many of us take for granted. Since COVID-19 began shuttering businesses and jobs have been drying up, non-profit agencies around the country have been trying to meet the growing needs of families in crisis.
If you're interested in donating, there's a resource online that accepts credit and debit cards. Click on this link: fsspaducah.com.