One in seven adults, and one in five children, in the 42 counties we serve are faced with hunger every day. These are our neighbors, our friends, our family members, and maybe even ourselves.
We know hunger is a real issue here in our region, and one that isn’t easily solved. But with your help, we can continue fighting hunger and helping those in need. Together, we can continue providing them with food assistance so they no longer have to make tough decisions, like whether to pay for utilities or food.
Every week, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland serves those in need through a variety of programs. In the last few years, we served 174,500, including 43,625 children and 47,115 seniors.
Jasmine Henry moved to Radcliff with her mother and seven siblings when she was in the eighth grade. Like many others in our region, her family struggled to make ends meet. Despite working multiple jobs, Jasmine’s mother frequently worried about feeding her children from week to week. To help bridge the meal gaps they often faced, the family sought help from various local agencies and programs, including our BackPack Program. This program ensured all eight of them had enough to eat over the weekend when school meals weren’t available and resources at home were limited.
Kenny and Kelly M. struggle to meet their needs, as he is disabled from a work-related back injury. They receive assistance every few months from a Warren County food pantry, one of FAKH’s partner agencies. Kenny says, “The food pantry is very valuable to us. Without it, we would be really hungry some months.”