God’s Pantry Food Bank Sets Records

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In August 2017, God’s Pantry Food Bank distributed a record 3,641,333 pounds of food. This is our highest monthly distribution to date, and rounds out four consecutive months of distribution of over 3 million pounds of food, with May 2017 as the first month in the Food Bank’s history in which distribution reached 3 million pounds.

This success is due in part to our Farms to Food Banks program, through which qualifying Kentucky farmers can sell their surplus and number 2 grade products to Kentucky’s food banks. The program helps farmers recover losses from for produce that may not be sold due to cosmetic imperfections or overproduction, while providing healthy, fresh produce choices to many of the nearly 700,000 food insecure Kentuckians.