Feb.27, 2023 – Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) has announced a new strategic partnership with Pennyrile Allied Community Services (PACS) to better serve seniors facing hunger in Christian County, Kentucky. Through the new partnership, PACS will operate the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) programming in Christian County.
A USDA program, CSFP works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. The new site will offer a flexible monthly food distribution service for qualifying seniors which will help to avoid scheduling or transportation conflicts which previously may have excluded them from receiving these resources.
”This CSFP partnership will enhance the accessibility of food for eligible seniors in Christian County,” said FAKH executive director Jamie Sizemore.
Headquartered in Hopkinsville, PACS serves several counties in Western Kentucky and empowers individuals and families to become self-reliant through assistance, education, and accountability. The organization provides a variety of services in the areas of family preservation, transportation and basic needs. For seniors the organization provides Medicare enrollment and assistance, transportation services, meal delivery, a community meal and more.
Approximately 1 in 10 seniors in the Heartland do not get enough food to live a healthy life – a statistic that FAKH believes can change if common obstacles such as food accessibility, transportation and scheduling conflicts are eliminated.
“By incorporating the CSFP program, PACS will bolster its contribution to the Christian County senior community while prioritizing accessibility, which aligns with FAKH’s mission,” Sizemore said. “PACS currently offers various services to seniors, and this addition will enhance its impact.”
Pennyrile Allied Community Services is located at 1100 S. Liberty Street in Hopkinsville. To learn more about PACS, call 270-886-6341 or visit www.pacs-ky.org.