PEMBROKE — A local crisis ministry is aiding a study by the University of Kentucky that will pay participants on Saturday $15.
Sacred Pathways, which is located at 303 W. College St, Pembroke, will be providing office space on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. for researches to conduct what is being called the Food Options North Carolina Study.
“It was the university’s decision to give $15 to people for their time in participating,” said Ruth Woods, project manager of Sacred Pathways.
Woods said that the university is gathering information on hunger. Woods said Sacred Pathways helps local people who are hungry by periodically distributing food boxes, including during holidays such as Thanksgiving.
The study is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, the University of North Carolina, Feeding Hill, the University of South Carolina and Second Harvest Food Banks.
For information or to schedule a time for an interview, call 910-521-2685.