Since its founding in 17991, a lot of changes and improvements have taken place in Breckinridge County. Roads have been built, businesses have opened, and the community has grown. But, despite all of these changes, one thing has remained the same – the issue of hunger.
According to a Feeding America study, approximately 1 in 7 people living in Breckinridge County (13.6%) are food-insecure. This means that while they might not be going completely without food, they don’t always know when or where that food will come from. To help alleviate this uncertainty, we operate several programs in the county to provide a reliable, consistent source of food for these individuals and their families.
We currently have 5 partner agencies within the county:
Breckinridge County Good Samaritan Center
Irvington Ministerial Association
Hilltop Christian Fellowship
Breckinridge County Community Action
The Church of Hardinsburg
The Manger, St. Rose of Lima
Through this partnership, we are not only able to help individuals and families fill their pantries and tables with various food items, but we also have specific programs that support those in the community who are more vulnerable.
Each month we provide a box of food to more than 155 seniors through the CSFP Program. This government commodities program helps support those who are 60 and older and struggle to meet all of their own needs, usually because of a limited income. In addition, the BackPack Program provides weekend food to over 100 students, who often rely on the school meals they receive during the week as a main source of nourishment.
We are incredibly grateful to the people of Breckinridge County and all that they are doing to fight hunger in their community. But there is still a lot to be done. Together we can make sure that the state of hunger in Hardinsburg and the surrounding area improves too.