On the final day of donations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky statewide food drive, Northern Kentucky Democrats delivered checks totaling $2,100 and several pounds of non-perishable foods.
Dare Miller, a Campbell County Democrat, attended Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes’ press conference at NKADD on Sept. 20, when Lundergan Grimes announced the Commonwealth Bowl competition among the state’s 15 Area Development Districts.
Miller agreed that too many Kentucky families go hungry.
“One in four children is hungry. That is just not acceptable,” said Miller. “I went back to my group, the Campbell County Democratic Women’s Club, and told them about the Commonwealth Bowl, and they responded, so we reached out to other Democrat groups, but hunger crosses any kind of political lines.” Donations were received from Democratic Women’s groups from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties and several individuals.
“We are so thankful for this donation. It will help so many people,” said Lisa Cooper, NKADD Executive Director.
For the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, the state’s 15 Area Development Districts are engaging in friendly competition for the most donations. All donations are going through the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and its partners for distribution within each Area Development District.
Other donations have been made online, at county courthouses and other drop-off sites, and at the NKADD office in Florence.
In the attached photo, from left to right, are Louise Steidel, Ginger Paul, Sharon Statzell, Lucy Sterling and Dare Miller, with their donation.