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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Barbershop, nonprofit unite to distribute food

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Posted at 6:00 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 07:00:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City, Missouri, groups joined forces on Saturday to serve the community.

Brooklyn Kutz Barbershop and Urban Community Connections offered a mobile food pantry, allowing residents to drive up and walk up to receive items.

Jessica Bentley-Johnson, founder/programs director of Urban Community Connections, said they believe that local businesses and churches are the “cornerstone of the community.”

"We try at Urban Community Connections to connect with great organizations and businesses like Brooklyn Kutz to help meet those needs in the home and connect any way that we can,” Bentley-Johnson said.

The barbershop has been closed since April 21 due to coronavirus.

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