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Children in Crisis to add new food pantry

Special to The Log
Kay's Cupboard Food Pantry is in Fort Walton Beach. [SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

Children In Crisis recently announced the opening of Kay’s Cupboard food pantry and donation center.

To celebrate the opening, CIC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the CIC Neighborhood on Hurlburt Road.

Kay’s Cupboard will help CIC better utilize food drives and other donations for the more than 100 children that call the CIC Neighborhood home each year.

Funding for Kay's Cupboard was made possible by Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Don Litke and family, in honor and memory of Litke's wife, Kay.

“We opened the first family foster home of the CIC Neighborhood in 2008 and since then we’ve provided a home, love and care to almost 800 children while keeping all of the brother/sister sibling families together,” said Ken Hair, CIC president/CEO. “That works out to more than 95,000 days/nights of a safe, loving home for an at-risk foster child. Opening Kay’s Cupboard will help us reduce cost for feeding and clothing our children thanks to the Litke family and our very supportive community.”