This summer, Winchester will serve as the main distribution point for regional food bank God’s Food Pantry.
The Lexington-based organization unveiled its new distribution center Tuesday in the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Park, part of a two-year strategic expansion plan.
“It’s so great God’s Pantry is going to have a facility in Clark County. We are a very progressive community, and we are a very thorough community. What God’s Pantry will bring to this community is invaluable,” Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham said.
God’s Pantry acquired the distribution center in the industrial park from Wintek in 2010 after a consultant suggested the food bank find a warehouse within 30 miles of the Jaggie Fox Way facility in Lexington to store more food.
“It’s been a real blessing where it is,” Steve Jennings, God’s Pantry board president, said at the dedication ceremony.
He spoke about the convenience of being able to reach both central and eastern Kentucky with the Mountain Parkway and Interstates 64 and 75.