LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One of the region's largest churches is collecting food for area food banks.

According to a news release, Louisville-based Southeast Christian Church is holding an urgent needs food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and Monday, April 27.

"Area food banks continue to face shortages due to an increase in need but a decrease in donations due to economic repercussions from COVID-19," the news release states. "Southeast is asking everyone to donate in-date, non-perishable food items."

Needed food items include:

  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned meat
  • Rice
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Dry breakfast items
  • Any other in-date, non-perishable foods

In an effort to follow social distancing guidelines, donors will remain in their vehicles and pop their trunks so that gloved volunteers can remove the food items, place a donation receipt inside and close the trunk.

Volunteers will also place a prayer card inside the vehicle encouraging prayer for health care workers, community leaders, residents and nursing home staff. 

Anyone needing prayer can text PRAYER to 733-733.

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath) or who lives in a home with someone experiencing symptoms is asked to keep their goods for personal use.

The donations may be dropped off at any of the following Southeast campuses:

Blankenbaker Campus:  921 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY, 40243

Indiana Campus: 1309 Charlestown New Albany Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Crestwood Campus: 6201 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, KY 40014

Southwest Campus: 8301 Saint Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258

La Grange Campus: 410 South 1st Street, La Grange, KY 40031

Elizabethtown Campus: 600 N Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

River Valley Campus: 12650 W Highway 42, Prospect, KY 40059

Shelby County Campus:  Serenity Center, 98 7th Street, Shelbyville, KY  40065

Bullitt County Campus:  Journey Church, 416 South Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY  40165

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