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Volunteer of the Month - August

 

 

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Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, is pleased to announce that The Kremzar Family has been selected as Volunteers of the Month for August. Beth Kremzar, and her 3 children, have been dedicated volunteers at the local non-profit for over a year. The four of them, Beth, Josie, Phillip, and Annalise are always excited to volunteer together. They truly enjoy being able to volunteer as a family and give back to the community. Thank you for your dedication and support of our organization!

Pictured (from left to right): Front Row: Phillip and Annalise Second Row: Beth, Josie, and Amber Lyvers, Development Director.

 

Volunteer of the Month - July

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Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, is pleased to announce that Mr. Blair Hall was selected as Volunteer of the Month for July. Blair first began volunteering with his father, Roscoe, last summer. Since then he has continued to volunteer frequently, usually staying for several hours each time he comes. Blair is always willing to do whatever needs to be done and works hard at doing it. Thank you for your dedication and support of our organization!

Pictured (from left to right) are Roscoe Hall, Blair Hall, and Amber Lyvers, Development Director.

 

FAKH Receives Grant from The TJX Foundation

 

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Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland recently received a $5,000 grant from The TJX Foundation. The TJX Foundation is a part of the TJX Companies Inc., the parent company of stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and other off-price retailers. The $5,000 grant will be used to support our Mobile Food Pantry Program, a program that distributes fresh Kentucky produce to those in need across our 42 counties in central, south central, and western Kentucky.

This fresh produce is aquired through the Farms to Food Banks Program, a program established by the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) and funded through the Kentucky State Government. Thanks to the Farms to Food Banks Program, seconds and culls that Kentucky farmers would typically plow under or throw away are purchased by the KAFB and distributed to the seven member food banks, including FAKH, across the state.  Those member food banks then distribute the prodocue to those in need.  This valuable program allows those who struggle with hunger to not only have food on their table, but nutritious and wholesome foods that they might not otherwise have access to. 

So far this year, we have distributed over 550,000 pounds of food from the Farms to Food Banks Program.  Some of the produce items we have been able to distribute so far include tomatoes, corn, cataloupe, watermelon, and eggplant.  If you would like more information about this program, or would like to make a donation to help support these fresh produce distributions, please visit our "Donate Now" page on our website or contact our office at 270-735-1407.

 

Bardstown Bourbon Company Makes Donation to FAKH

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On June 26th, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland received a $5,000 donation from The Bardstown Bourbon Company. The new bourbon company announced earlier that day that Nelson County had been chosen as the location for their distillery.  Work on the distillery is set to begin this summer with a projected opening date sometime in 2016.  But in an effort to show their commitment to the community that they will be joining in the coming years, they wanted to support a local non-profit.  We at Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland are honored to be the recipient of this support.  This money will be used to support the non-profit’s various programs that aim to provide food to the hungry and those in need.

Pictured from left to right: Front Row: Bardstown Mayor, William Sheckles, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, Nelson County Judge Executive, Dean Watts, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland Executive Director, Gary Miles, The Bardstown Bourbon Company President and CEO, David Mandell, Nelson County Economic Development Agency President, Kim Huston. Back Row: The Bardstown Bourbon Company Master Distiller, Steve Nally.

For more information on our newest supporter, you can check out the article in the Kentucky Standard.

 

United Way of Central Kentucky's Day of Action

On Saturday, June 21, Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland will participate in United Way of Central Kentucky's Day of Action.  We will be conducting a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution in Larue County.  Our Mobile Food Pantry Program is a free distribution of fresh produce and other items to those in need.  These fresh, nutritious foods have been provided by the Kentucky Association of Food Banks through the Farms to Food Banks Program. 

In addition to FAKH, several other non-profit organizations from around UWCK's 5 county service area will be offering various volunteer projects as well.   This one-day event is an aim to help better our community and serve our neighbors in need.  There are all kinds of different volunteer opportunities available.  Go to www.unitedwayck.org for more information on how to sign up today!

 

 

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