- 1982: Founded by Kentucky Council of Churches and incorporated as Kentucky Food Bank (KFB). First Executive Director hired.
- 1983: 80,000 pounds of food distributed to 5 member agencies out of a garage on North Mulberry St. with office in basement of Christ Episcopal Church.
- 1984: KFB joined the Second Harvest National Food Bank network. Warehouse moved to space donated by Bob Swope.
- 1986: Offices moved to First Federal Savings Bank.
- 1987: Warehouse Manager & Office Manager hired.
- 1988: Annual distribution surpassed one million pounds.
- 1991: Offices moved into Bob Swope donated warehouse.
- 1995: Planning began for construction of a new office/warehouse facility.
- 1997: Annual distribution reached five million pounds.
- 1998: Moved into new office/warehouse on Peterson Dr.
- 2000: Name changed to Americas Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland.
- 2001: Rural delivery began, started Kid's Cafe Program.
- 2003: Began Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Senior Boxes.
- 2006: Launched the BackPack Program.
- 2008: Added the Purchase Area Food Bank and its 8 far western Kentucky counties as a Subsidiary Distribution Organization (SDO) bringing total counties served to 42.
- 2009: Total of 210 member agencies, 7 million pounds/year distributed, 15,000 backpack bags/month packed and distributed, 12 full-time staff, and an inventory of over 1 million pounds maintained in warehouse.
"We've Made A Difference"
In the past 26 years this food bank has solicited and distributed approximately 100 million pounds of food and grocery items, retail value of $150 million, through charitable organizations, to families in need throughout central and south central Kentucky.