Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) recently received $10,000 in support from the Red Nose Day 2018 campaign. The organization used the money to help support their BackPack Program, a program which provides weekend food to children who struggle with hunger when school meals are not available. The BackPack Program is available to school-age children in 34 central, southcentral, and western counties of Kentucky. Specifically, the funding from the Red Nose Day campaign helped provide additional bags to these children over Thanksgiving and Christmas break.
The Red Nose Day Campaign will be publicized again in the spring, with national Red Nose Day on May 23, 2019.
About Red Nose Day Red Nose Day (rednoseday.org) is a fundraising campaign run by the non-‐profit organization Comic Relief Inc.(comicrelief.org), a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years, and in the UK has become a cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to have fun, raise money and change lives. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015, dedicated to raising money to help children who are most in need, both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Last year it benefited children and young people in all 50 states and in 15 countries internationally.
About Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is a regional food bank that provides assistance to more than 174,500 people in 42 Kentucky counties each year. Through support from individuals and organizations, such as United Way, FAKH distributes over 14 million pounds of food to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. FAKH also sponsors various hunger relief programs including the BackPack™ Program and Senior Box (CSFP) Program. FAKH’s main office and warehouses are located on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. For more information or to volunteer, sponsor a fundraiser or a food drive, or to make a secure online donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit their website at: www.feedingamericaky.org