Super Dollar of Barbourville ended the holiday season by giving back to the community. Over the course of six weeks, Super Dollar asked customers to make a donation that would go towards Kentucky Harvest Southeast and the customers obliged. A total of $677.27 was raised.
Kentucky Harvest plans to use the money to support their Backpack program, which sends students home with a backpack of food, ensuring students have at least seven meals to last the weekend. So far, the program has 150 students from Knox County. Kentucky Harvest will also buy food to donate to the local food pantry, Christian Life Fellowship. In return for the donations, Kentucky Harvest purchases the food for donations from Super Dollar.
“Since they raise the money for us, we try to pay it back to the store,” said Jim Dorn, President of Kentucky Harvest Southeast. “It helps the store and helps the community. It’s a win-win situation.”
“We could’t do our programs without the support of Super Dollar,” said Rosemary Revoir, Secretary of Kentucky Harvest Southeast.
Super Dollar has collected donations for Kentucky Harvest Southeast for the past five years.
“They help us in so many different ways,” said Dorn. “Shawn Black, the store manager, does everything he can for us.”