Our programs are how we feed and nourish our communities. Below is a list of our programs that cater to various population segments across our region.
It’s a simple fact – a child’s best chance for a bright future starts with getting enough food to eat today. In our service area, 1 in 7 children face hunger. Comparatively, the average rate for children in the U.S. is 1 in 8. We have two targeted programs to combat childhood hunger: BackPacks and School Pantries.
The BackPack Program
The BackPack program addresses hunger on weekends and over school breaks during the school year. Each Friday, a bag of 12-15 non-perishable, individually-sized food items are discreetly put into the backpacks of children who do not always have enough food.
The School Pantry program helps to establish food pantries that are conveniently located on-site at schools for students and their families facing hunger. The school pantries complement school breakfast and lunch programs, providing access to food for children and their families after the school day has ended, over the weekends and during breaks.
Currently in its pilot phase, FAKH hopes to expand the School Pantry program to serve more communities.
Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many Kentuckians are just one job loss, missed paycheck or medical emergency away from hunger. In fact, 1 in 8 neighbors in our service area are already food insecure.