The KFC Yum! Center and Pepsi have partnered to host a "Fill the Truck" supply drive to collect and deliver essential items to help Eastern Kentucky residents recover from recent flooding.
Local businesses and residents are encouraged to collect supplies and drop them off at the arena's outdoor Pepsi Plaza on Thursday, August 11 from 10 am to 2 pm. These items will be delivered to Letcher County Central High School and offered directly to residents throughout the areas affected by recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky.
"Our staff approached me wanting to find out how they could help with Eastern Kentucky flood relief and we knew we could make a bigger impact with the support of our partners and the local community," said ASM Global General Manager Eric Granger. "Pepsi is such a willing and supportive partner and eagerly jumped in to help by providing transportation to deliver items directly to residents in Eastern Kentucky. We want to encourage local residents and businesses to help our neighbors during this incredibly difficult time."
While the arena will accept most items that could be used to assist with cleanup or basic necessities, the most requested items include:
Non-perishable food items, particularly peanut butter, canned fish and lean meats, soups and stews.
For continued updates or more information, visit kfcyumcenter.com.