Food drive planned for laid off AK Steel workers

Published 9:24 pm Saturday, November 22, 2008

Staff Report

ASHLAND, Ky. — Radio stations 103.3 WTCR, 100.5 WKEE, B97.1 and other Clear Channel Radio Stations began working in conjunction with the Fannin Automotive Family Thursday conducting a food drive for the recently laid off workers of AK Steel.

According to officials from United Steelworkers of America Local 1865, the outpouring of support the community has been so great, any food collected through Tuesday at Fannin Motors will be used to help laid off workers in the direst need and will be distributed through organizations like River Cities Harvest.

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WTCR has already helped raise 1,000 pounds of food for River Cities Harvest through their food drive held at the Pendleton Art Center in Ashland on Nov. 8.

“There is a lot of need in the community,” said Brian Smith of Local 1865. “We want to make sure that everyone is taken care of.”

The food drive will continue through Tuesday, November 25. All food collected will be delivered to the United Steelworkers of America Local 1865 on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in donating is asked to take non-perishable food items or monetary donations to Fannin Motors, 7405 U.S. Route 60, Ashland.