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PODS® Lexington to help God’s Pantry stock up for the holidays during food drive, Nov. 1 - 21

Moving and storage company will help feed those less fortunate

 
PRLog - Oct. 30, 2012 - (LEXINGTON, K.Y.) – To help fill hungry adults’ and children’s stomachs this holiday season, PODS Lexington, a moving and storage company, will donate a safe and secure PODS® container during the “Stock the PODS® container for God’s Pantry” food drive from Nov. 1 – 21. The drive will help raise awareness of the problem of hunger in Kentucky.

During the drive, a PODS® container will be placed in the Clear Channel Radio parking lot located at 2601 Nicholasville Road. The container will serve as a collection point for the public who wish to donate a nonperishable food items, including: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tomatoes, canned soup, canned tuna, canned chicken, fruit juice, pasta, rice, hot and cold cereals, and peanut butter. Once the container is filled, all donations collected will be delivered to God's Pantry Food Bank

“Nobody deserves to be hungry. We are committed to feeding as many mouths as possible and hope that the community sees the impact they are making when they drop off a food item,” said David and Ken Kocon, brothers and co-owners of PODS Lexington. “To have the public come together and support those in need is a great step in helping end hunger in our community.”  

God’s Pantry Food Bank feeds 1 in 7 Kentuckians through its network of more than 270 member agencies and its own direct service programs. The Fayette County Pantry Program, operated by God’s Pantry Food Bank, provides a 7 – 10 day supply of groceries to an average of 1,750 families each month.  

“Recently with reductions in the supply of federal commodities and other donated sources of food, support is needed like never before to assure that all Kentuckians have access to the nutrition needed to fuel their bodies,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank. “The support of Clear Channel’s radio listeners made tangible through their donation of nonperishable food will go a long way in meeting the needs of hungry families in December. We thank PODS Lexington for making this possible!”

PODS Lexington is proud to partner with 98.1 The Bull, Mix 94.5 and WKQQ 1001. For more information about the “Stock the PODS® container for God’s Pantry” food drive and other nonprofits PODS Lexington supports, visit http://www.pods.com/lexington_community.aspx.

About PODS Lexington

Opened in 2004, PODS Lexington is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Lexington Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Owners, David and Ken Kocon, have over 35 years of combined business experience. PODS Lexington is a leading corporate citizen and the Kocons support their local community with donations of PODS® containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

For more information or to schedule service, www.podslexington.com or call 800-776-7637.

About God’s Pantry

The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources.  We serve 50 counties of central and eastern Kentucky and distribute $100 worth of food for every $10 donated.  Last year, God’s Pantry Food Bank and its member agencies distributed more than 22.8 million pounds of groceries to more than 211,000 individuals.  God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.  Through community partnerships and distribution of food to 50,000 agencies, Feeding America collectively works to assure that people in need have access to a balanced diet.  For more information visit us at www.godspantry.org or www.feedingamerica.org

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