FAKH Hosts Legal Food Frenzy Kick-Off Event

On March 8th Brittany Beshear, wife of Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, visited our main warehouse in Elizabethtown.  Mrs. Beshear was here representing her husband as she helped promote Kentucky’s first ever Legal Food Frenzy. 

Mrs. Britainy Beshear works to pack boxes of food for the CSFP Program.
Mrs. Britainy Beshear works to pack boxes of food for the CSFP Program at the Volunteer Center.

The Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) have partnered together for the Legal Food Frenzy with a goal of collecting 600,000lbs of food or $150,000.  Law firms, government entities, legal departments, and all of Kentucky’s legal community are invited to engage in friendly competitions to find out who can donate the most during the two week campaign that will take place March 27 – April 7, 2017.

Attorney General Beshear and Mrs. Beshear recognize the importance of helping those in our state who are faced with unstable food situations. “Protecting families and ensuring their prosperity begins right here, to meet their basic needs,” Mrs. Beshear said Wednesday, adding that “that no child in this state should be hungry. “

All of the food and funds that are collected will benefit the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and its seven regional food banks, including Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.  The timing of the campaign will help provide both supplies of food and funds as FAKH and the other food banks across the state prepare for an increased demand for over the upcoming summer months.

Over 174,500 people in 42 Kentucky counties benefit from the programs provided by FAKH each year.  Programs like the Mobile Food Pantry, BackPack Program, and Donated Food Distribution help ensure that these individuals and families in central, south central, and western Kentucky, have a reliable source of food when their resources are unable to meet their needs.

To learn more about the Legal Food Frenzy or to sign-up to participate visit www.kyfoodfrenzy.com

B Breshear Visit to FAKH
L to R: Gary Miles, FAKH Executive Director, Tamara Sandberg, KAFB Executive Director, Jim Weise, FAKH Board President, Britainy Beshear, Rebecca Shafer, Young Lawyers Division Chair



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