Notes on Hunger

It’s a brand new year, and at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland we are looking ahead to the future – a future where no one in our service area goes to bed hungry. And we want to take this time to thank you for doing your part to fight hunger.

Because of your generosity we were able to raise $89,659.45 in December alone, which equates to more than 11,207 meals. What a wonderful way to close out what for many has been a difficult and trying year. More people than ever before are visiting food pantries and soup kitchens, several for the first time in their lives. Your support has helped provide assistance to our neighbors dealing with food insecurity in the 42 counties we serve – nearly a quarter of a million people – and we can’t thank you enough.

A New Year is a time of renewal, a time to set new goals and resolutions. Oftentimes those resolutions center around making your community a better place – volunteering or donating to a cause you feel strongly about. 

There’s no better way to do that than to provide food – an essential element to human life but also the heart of many celebrations. If you haven’t already, consider becoming a Faithful Partner to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and let us help you fulfill your resolution and reach your goals. It couldn’t be simpler to set up a monthly, recurring donation – just visit our website and submit your information. 

Setting up a smaller, monthly donation is an easy way to increase your overall donation but in a much more manageable way. 

  • $10 per month = just 32 cents per day = almost 100 pounds of fresh produce to those in need
  • $25 per month = less than $1 per day = 200 meals for a senior dealing with food insecurity
  • $50 per month = a little more than $1.50 per day = 400 meals for a struggling family

Supporting Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland allows you to sponsor a child on the BackPack program, ensure a senior won’t have to choose between paying medical bills or buying food, or provide emergency food boxes for families who have been hit especially hard this year. 

The holidays are an exceptional time for giving because people are focused on supporting those in need. But that tends to drop after the New Year. We’d like to encourage you to continue the spirit of holiday giving well into 2021 because the need doesn’t end just because the holidays do. More than 220,000 people in our service area still are dealing with food insecurity. Let’s help make sure their new year is a little brighter.

– Jamie Sizemore, FAKH Executive Director






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