PIKEVILLE – With giving hearts, University of Pikeville undergraduate and Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine students are collecting items for Jacob’s Ladder Food Pantry to help provide holiday meals to families in Floyd County. The pantry, located in Allen, serves approximately 200 families each month.
“Our school’s mission is to bring medicine to the mountains and I believe as a student body the best way to facilitate that is to infuse our talents and resources into the community,” said Andrew Collins, second-year medical student and student government association president at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Any way we can have an impact to brighten someone’s day or make their life better, we want to help.”
Donations of non-perishable food or monetary donations to purchase food items for the pantry are being accepted. Collection bins are located on the university’s campus. For more information or if you would like someone to pickup your donation, contact Eilene Kinzer, O.D., M.Ed. VFL, FAAO, senior clinical instructor at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, at (606) 218-5514 or EileneKinzer@upike.edu.