We have significantly impacted food insecurity through our FEED (feed, empower, engage, develop) framework. This framework focuses on accessing nutritious food, empowering communities, engaging in public education and advocacy, and developing brand awareness. With 500+ partner programs and initiatives such as the school pantry and backpack programs, we are actively fighting hunger and promoting food security in our 50-county service area.


In fiscal year 2023, we distributed more than 43 million pounds of food, providing more than 36 million meals. Additionally, through programs like CSFP — the second largest food bank-supported program in the country — we distributed 168,747 boxes.


pounds of food distributed in FY2023


meals distributed in FY2023


We support more than 500 food pantries and meal programs, serving as a backbone organization to ensure efficient distribution and support services. We have also extended our reach to underserved communities through programs like the Lexington Mobile Market, the Mobile Pantry, and the BackPack Program.


partner food pantries and meal programs


meals and snacks provided through summer feeding and kids cafe sites in FY2023


We raise public awareness of food insecurity, assist with SNAP applications, help with Medicaid applications, and engage in advocacy to protect federal hunger safety net programs and child nutrition policies. Our community activation and mobilization efforts have also built partnerships to mobilize public support for hunger relief programs.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program applications submitted in FY2023


pounds of food distributed through the school pantry program in FY2023


We have evolved and expanded fundraising and marketing functions to meet the expanding demands for food assistance, with more than 22,000 volunteer hours spent on activities like packing emergency boxes and sorting food in fiscal year 2023. We also engage in food rescue efforts. In fiscal year 2023, we recovered more than 13 million pounds of food and ensured access to nutritious food by distributing more than 16 million pounds of fresh produce.


volunteer hours used in FY2023


households served through the
Fayette County Program

How you
can help


Support our work in the fight against hunger. Donations, volunteers, and advocates help us amplify our impact and reach more neighbors. 


Donations can have a significant impact by providing immediate support to help us purchase essential food items, maintain our operations, and reach more individuals and families in need. 

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We rely on volunteers to help us serve our community effectively. We have various volunteer opportunities available. Recurring commitments ensure consistent support for our community.



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