Hundreds of volunteers
packed thousands of bags of potatoes for Northern Kentucky food pantries and
soup kitchens on Tuesday.
"We are bagging 40,000 pounds of
potatoes to distribute to food pantries all across the cities," said Paul
Brunstetter, with the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church.
A total of 900 volunteers with the Kentucky
Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church battled the heat for what's
called the 'Afternoon of Service'.
However, providing potatoes to food
pantries was not the only part of the event.
Several other volunteers participated in 47 service projects throughout Northern
Kentucky. One of the goals of the projects is to get young people involved with
the church and teach them how to serve others.
means a lot to me because I have seen a lot of families who are struggling to
keep their family fed," said Kaylee Patton, a volunteer. "So knowing
that we are doing something to give them food just feels really good."