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Adair Co. BackPack programs wins $1,000 in additional funding

Program provides weekend meals to kids at risk of going hungry
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By Monica Ruehling
News from Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

From Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland Ten BackPack Programs received $1,000 each in a random drawing at a recent BackPack Regional Meeting in Bowling Green.

Stephen Turner accepted the money on behalf of the newly approved Adair County BackPack Program.

Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland was awarded the grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., to support the program which provides weekend food to school-age children who are at risk of going hungry when school meals are unavailable.

There are currently over 5,000 children supported by the BackPack program in 34 of the 42 Kentucky counties served by FAKH.

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 approximately 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:

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Adair County BackPack Program wins $1,000 prize

2017-07-13 - Bowling Green, KY - Photo by .
Stephen Turner, far right, accepted the $1,000 money on behalf of the newly approved Adair County BackPack Program, won in a drwaing at a recent Backpack Regional Meeting in Bowling Green, KY. Others winning $1,000 prizes are From left Jennifer Bannister, Barren County; Theresa Whitehead, Grayson County; Carolyn Emmert , Monroe County; Lewell Wilson, Russell County; Dee Dee Bell, Marion County; Mackenzie Pogue, Muhlenberg County; Teresa King, Meade County; Tammy Tinsley, Logan County; and (Turner, Adair County) Not Pictured: Patti Boone, Ohio County.

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