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Volunteers repair the damage to a Floyd County, KY food pantry

Police say a drunk driver crashed into the side of Jacob's Ladder Food Pantry in Allen, KY. Volunteers worked to repair the damage. (WCHS/WVAH)

Last September police say a drunk driver crashed into Jacob's Ladder Food Pantry in the Allen community of Floyd County, Kentucky, causing extensive damage.

Volunteers with the food pantry thought they would probably have to close because of the damage, but that didn't happen. The food pantry recovered and continued to give out food to needy families.

It took volunteers four days to repair the damage. Since the building is owned by the Town of Allen, town insurance money and donations paid for the repairs.

"Once we started cleaning up there was a lot more damage than what we thought," said Jimmy Carroll, one of the volunteers who helped repair the damage.

Early Sunday morning, September 30th, police say a drunk driver crashed into the side of Jacob's Ladder Food Pantry in Floyd County, Kentucky, severely damaging the building. Fast forward two months and the building looks brand new.

After the crash the driver was charged with DUI and Failure to Produce an Insurance Card. Even with significant damage to their building, volunteers continued to give out food to needy families, moving tables outside for November's Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.

"Anywhere from 100 to 130 families came in a matter of just a couple hours. When we're here it's non stop," said Carroll.

Volunteers will soon be getting ready for their Christmas Food Giveaway which will take place December 20th.

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