WNKY partners with local businesses to give back

GLASGOW, Ky.- People are struggling during the pandemic but a soup kitchen in Glasgow is working to help change that. 

“I’ve had people tell me that the meal that they get here at the kitchen may be the only meal that they’ll get that day,” said community soup kitchen organizer Jerry Green. 

SoKY Gives, an initiative of WNKY, had its first event in which volunteers donated their time to give back to the Glasgow community. It took place at the Ralph Bunche Community Center in Glasgow which is home to the community soup kitchen. 

“This season of the year we all want to take care of one another more so than any other time of the year. And WNKY really stands by our local community because local matters and we try to give back all year,” said SoKY Gives coordinator and WNKY general manger Julie Milam. 

WNKY partnered with Wendy’s of Bowling Green, South Central Bank, Taz Trucking and Buyers Insurance to lift up local non-profits. This is the first SoKY Gives event. 

“For the next three weeks after today we’re going to continue giving back to area non-profits that we can volunteer our time and love on our local non-profits and the people that they take care of,” said Milam.   

Volunteers at the Bunche Center along with the SoKY Gives crew helped hand out 150 fresh meals to people in need. 

“It’s overwhelming to know that just a few moments of your time can make that big of a difference in someone’s life,” said Milam. 

To donate, you can send a monetary donation to the Ralph Bunche Center at  301 Bunche Ave., Glasgow, Ky. 42141.