Dr. Beth Partin DNP, APRN of Family First Health Care, William Johnson manager of The Appliance Store and Maggie Coleman, Ty Coleman and Billy R. Payne representing J.O.Y. Ministries.
The Appliance Store and Family First Health Care of Columbia have partnered to assist J.O.Y. Ministries in its efforts to serve the people of the community.
A common problem for food pantries in sufficient cold storage. Dr. Partin of Family First Health Care and William Johnson of The Appliance Store recognized that need and the exemplary work being done by J.O.Y. Ministries to contribute to the dietary needs of our community and partnered to donate a large chest type freezer to facilitate the food program for the ministry.
This freezer will especially assist with the storing of deer meat, as J.O.Y. Ministries and the Adair County Food Pantry occasionally provide deer meat to clients from KY Hunters For The Hungry. KY Hunters For The Hungry is a program that pays the processing fees for deer donated by hunters to feed the hungry throughout the Commonwealth and then ensures it is given to those who need it.
Locally hunters have already donated over 1,500 pounds of processed nutritious burger to supplement meals. Hunters may donate a legally harvested deer to Fairplay Meat Processing, Sano Meat Processing and Showalter’s Custom Meats.