Since its founding in 17981, a lot of changes and improvements have taken place in Muhlenberg 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.
Muhlenberg County is one of the 42 counties served by our organization. According to a Feeding America study, approximately 1 in 7 people living in Muhlenberg County (15.3%) are food-insecure. This means 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 partner with local agencies to provide several programs in Central City, and other parts of the county, to offer a reliable, consistent source of food for these individuals and their families.
We currently have three partner agencies within the county:
- Hope 2 All
- Mercy Ministry – Duvall’s Chapel
- St. Joseph’s
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 specific programs that support those in the community who are more vulnerable.
Each month over 400 seniors in Muhlenberg County receive additional assistance 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 380 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 Muhlenberg County and all they do to fight hunger in their community. But there is still a lot to be done. Together, we can work to fight hunger and ensure everyone has the quality of life they deserve.