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Independence ACE Hardware Presents Check to Master Provisions

ACE Hardware in Independence presented a check for $3,000 to Master Provisions to help the organization in its fight against hunger in Northern Kentucky.

Bill Winegardner, owner of the ACE location in Independence, presented the check at Master Provisions' Florence facility. 

In October, the ACE store on Declaration Drive offered its customers the opportunity to make a donation at checkout.

“The staff and customers of our store are happy to support Master Provisions and their work in hunger relief,” said Winegardner. “There is a tremendous need here in our own community and I’m proud of the way our team stepped up to help.”

Master Provisions President Roger Babik noted that as many as one in six people in our region experience hunger at some time during the year.

“So far in 2018, Master Provisions has made over 3.6 million pounds of food available to about 125 nonprofits who feed the hungry,” Babik said. “We provide food to soup kitchens, shelters, neighborhood pantries and other organizations so they can focus on their missions to help people in need.”

Master Provisions receives fresh surplus food from area wholesalers and distributes it to organizations who provide hunger relief. In addition to these organizations, Master Provisions partners with Isaiah House Ministries to provide food and logistical support for two mobile food pantries held on the last Saturday of each month, one in Ludlow and one in Covington.

-Staff report
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