Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland receives $1,000 donation


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Courtesy photo WoodmenLife Kentucky West donated $1,000 to Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland food bank. The donation will help support the Backpack Program, which supplies meals to children who are at risk of going hungry on the weekends when school meals aren’t available. Pictured, from left, are Greg Robertson, regional director; Melanie Chambers, Purchase Area Development District Commodity & Food Bank Task Force chair; and Angie Hatton, community outreach manager.


In honor of its 125th anniversary, WoodmenLife donated $1,000 to Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland on Sept. 23, 2015. The money will go to the food bank’s Backpack Program, which provides weekend meals to over 5,500 children that struggle with hunger when school meals aren’t available.

“Anyone who has been to a WoodmenLife chapter meeting knows we love food. But we know that not all people are as fortunate, so we made it our National Community Focus to fight hunger,” Kentucky West Regional Director Greg Robertson said.

To combine the celebration of the organization’s 125th anniversary in 2015 with their focus on ending hunger, WoodmenLife published a cookbook of 636 recipes submitted by member customers from all over the nation. A portion of the proceeds were designated to benefit food banks around the country.

“We’re donating $1,000 in each of our regions, which adds up to $28,000 to fight hunger in the communities where our members live,” Robertson said.

September is Hunger Action Month, and WoodmenLife has hosted events in the area to increase awareness of the hunger problem and to raise money so that every family has access to nourishing meals. People can support the National Community Focus in west Kentucky by making a donation to one of 11 hunger charities sponsored this month. The projects are available at www.redbasket.org. Search for “KY West National Community Focus 2015.”

WoodmenLife® was founded in 1890 as a not for profit. We give back to our more than 700,000 member customers, who share a commitment to family, community and country, and the communities in which they live. With a legacy of financial stability, WoodmenLife offers insurance, annuities, mutual funds,* and 529 College Savings Plans. *To learn more about WoodmenLife, visit woodmen.org.

Courtesy photo WoodmenLife Kentucky West donated $1,000 to Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland food bank. The donation will help support the Backpack Program, which supplies meals to children who are at risk of going hungry on the weekends when school meals aren’t available. Pictured, from left, are Greg Robertson, regional director; Melanie Chambers, Purchase Area Development District Commodity & Food Bank Task Force chair; and Angie Hatton, community outreach manager.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Woodmen-Life.jpgCourtesy photo WoodmenLife Kentucky West donated $1,000 to Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland food bank. The donation will help support the Backpack Program, which supplies meals to children who are at risk of going hungry on the weekends when school meals aren’t available. Pictured, from left, are Greg Robertson, regional director; Melanie Chambers, Purchase Area Development District Commodity & Food Bank Task Force chair; and Angie Hatton, community outreach manager.

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