Although Hart County is only 418 square miles, it has a lot to offer.1 From enjoying the waters of Green River, to exploring nearby caves, to witnessing a Civil War reenactment, visitors can find something to do all year long.2 As the Hart County Visitor’s Center website says, “The season is always right to visit Munfordville.”3 But there’s more than entertainment going on all year long.
Roughly 1 in 6 people living in Hart County (16%) 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. Unfortunately, this problem is not one that is only present during the holidays. 7 days a week, 365 days a year, thousands of people in Hart County are unable to meet their own needs. To help alleviate this uncertainty, there are several programs in Munfordville and the surrounding areas that provide a reliable, consistent source of food for these individuals and their families.
We currently have 3 partner agencies within the county:
Abundance of the Heart
Through these partnerships, we are not only able to help individuals and families fill their pantries and tables with various food items, but we also have programs that support seniors and children – those in the community who are the most vulnerable.
Each month a box of food is provided to more than 320 seniors through the CSFP Program. This government commodities program helps support those who are 60 and older that struggle to meet all of their own needs, usually because of a limited income. In addition, the BackPack Program provides weekend food to over 120 students who often rely on the school meals they receive during the week as a main source of nourishment.
We are incredibly grateful for our partner agencies in Hart County and all that they are doing to fight hunger in their community. But there is still a lot to be done. Just as “The season is always right to visit Munfordville”, the season is also always right to fight hunger.