Summer Feeding Wrap-Up

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Another Summer Meals and Snacks Program is in the books! God’s Pantry Food Bank partners with community-based sites around our service area to provide free meals and snacks to kids each summer.

This year, we had a record 27 site partners representing nine different counties in central and eastern Kentucky. With the help of these partners, we served over 9,000 meals and over 40,000 snacks! GPFB staff provides training, helps with menu planning, orders food, sets up a delivery schedule, and visits each site. This summer, we were even invited to be guest chefs, and of course we accepted this offer!

We work closely with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks No Kid Hungry Kentucky campaign to ensure that other counties in our service area have sponsors for the program, such as a local school system or non-profit organization.

We can’t take all the credit for these amazing numbers! We couldn’t do it without our summer 2017 site partners!

New partnerships:
YMCA of Central Kentucky
Community Inspired Solutions
Love Power Day Camp
Clearfield Baptist in Rowan County
Fairview Baptist and Brodhead Baptist in Rockcastle County
Hillsboro Food Pantry


Returning partnerships:
Consolidated Baptist Church
Reading Camp
E7 Kids Cafe
Shiloh Baptist Church
Common Good at Embrace UMC
Red Bird Mission
Community Outreach Center in Brodhead
Owsley County Public Library
Lewis County Public Library
Gateway Helping Hands at Triplett View Apartments Rowan County
Flemingsburg Assembly of God
Northside Public Library
Grace Bible Church of Winchester.