Members of the Senior Companion Program recently made another trip to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) to volunteer their time.
During their time at the Volunteer Center, the group worked on packing bags for the BackPack Program. This program provides over 6,000 at-risk students with a bag of food each weekend during the school year when they are at greater risk of going hungry.
The Senior Companion Program, which serves Breckenridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties, consists of individuals who are 55 years and older who volunteer their time to provide services to those who are elderly or disabled.
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland feeds more than 174,500 hungry people each year through distribution to more than 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in 42 Kentucky counties.
FAKH also sponsors the BackPack Program in over 270 schools throughout 35 counties. FAKH’s main office and warehouses are located on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, KY.
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 the website at www.feedingamericaky.org.