Master Provisions, Go Pantry, St. Elizabeth team up to provide summer food boxes to Boone students

Master Provisions is an especially busy place lately, serving as the staging area to provide 1500 boxes of food to Boone County students during the coming summer break.

This is the second year for a three-way collaboration that involves Master Provisions, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Physicians, and Go Pantry.

The goal is to provide boxes of nutritious food to families of students when school is out over summer vacation.  Read More

Master Provisions, Go Pantry and St. Elizabeth partner to keep children fed over the summer

As the heat sets in and the final school bell of the year has rung, students are home for summer.

The break offers near-endless possibilities to occupy their time, from picking up a new outdoor hobby to reading a book, playing video games until sundown or going for a swim.

That is what most would call the ideal summer here in Northern Kentucky. But some local children must focus on a much more pressing matter: Where are they going to get food to eat this summer? Read More

 

Independence ACE Hardware Presents Check to Master Provisions

IThe ACE Hardware store in Independence presented a check to Master Provisions, donating proceeds from a point-of-sale campaign during the month of October.

ACE Hardware’s owner Bill Winegardner presented the check for $1,713 to Master Provisions president Roger Babik.

“We’re excited to help Master Provisions in their mission to connect resources to needs,” said Winegardner. “And we’re grateful to our customers who gave so generously to the important cause of fighting hunger in our community.” READ MORE…

Master Provisions will host MPower Lunch Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Hebron.

Master Provisions connects resources to needs. In the Northern Kentucky region last year, those resources included 3.2 million pounds of food distributed to agencies who feed the hungry or through monthly mobile food pantries in Ludlow and Covington. Master Provisions also distributes clothing and shoes locally and internationally, and ships resources to international partners to help people become self-sustaining.

The lunch begins at noon and ends by 1:30 p.m., offering guests a fast-paced, inspirational event that showcases how Master Provisions impacts the lives of people living in crisis. READ MORE…

ACE Hardware presents check to Master Provisions, proceeds of fundraising campaign, to fight hunger

ACE Hardware in Independence presented Master Provisions with a check for $2190, the proceeds of their April Point-of-Sale fundraising campaign to fight hunger in Northern Kentucky.

ACE Hardware owner Bill Winegardner delivered the check to the staff at Master Provisions’ Florence facility.

Throughout April, ACE customers were given the opportunity to add a donation to their payment as they checked out. Customers learned about Master Provisions food outreach program in Northern Kentucky through displays in the store, located on Declaration Drive in Independence.  READ MORE…

Ag Commissioner Quarles ‘blown away’ by coordination of services at MASTER Provisions

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles toured MASTER Provisions in Florence Wednesday and liked what he saw.

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles in front of a semi of donated food during a visit to MASTER Provisions in Florence Wednesday (photos by Mark Hansel)

Quarles, who started the Kentucky Hunger Initiative to build collaborative partnerships that will minimize hunger in Commonwealth, said he was “blown away’ by the efforts of the non-profit agency.

“We’ve fully incorporated the faith-based community in the Hunger Initiative,” Quarles said. “They are already serving a constituency that they know far better than any government agency will ever know. There is also a core congregation that usually provides labor which I can see here today.”  READ MORE…