Nine businesses, community colleges, and local governments are collaborating to Power Up the Pantry and replenish depleted area food pantries. Dual daylong event are planned for April 5, 2019 in Hazard and in Prestonsburg. Kentucky Power organized the events. Donations in Prestonsburg will go to God’s Pantry, which operates distribution centers in Prestonsburg and London that serve food pantries in eastern Kentucky. Hazard donations will go to New Hope Church Emergency Food Pantry, which also is served by God’s Pantry. On April 5, from 6am to 6pm, a collection site will be set up in Hazard at the ARH Medical Mall parking lot on Black Gold Boulevard. A second site will be at Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s parking lot near the Science Center at Bert Combs Drive in Prestonsburg.