County Spotlight: Trigg County

 

Trigg County was established almost 200 years ago on the shores of Lake Barkley in Western Kentucky.  It goes without saying that many things have changed for the community since then, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the farmland that surrounds the area.  This farmland continues to sustain Trigg County and those living there, just like it did for those early settlers.  However, despite this rich agricultural heritage, there are still many who struggle to meet their own food needs.1

According to a Feeding America study, approximately 1 in 7 people living in Trigg County (14.0%) 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 1 partner agency in Trigg County:

Helping Hands of Trigg County

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 a box of food is provided to more than 70 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 40 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 Trigg 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 everyone has comfort in knowing where their next meal will come from.

 

1 www.gocadiz.com


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