mpd food driveMADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/8/13) – As part of their regular community projects, squads from Madisonville Police Department (MPD) are hosting a food drive for local school students.

Backpack Blessings is a program that Hopkins County schools do to provide snacks and quick dinners for students registered with the Family Resource Centers for federal free and/or reduced lunches. This program was designed to ensure those students have food on weekends when lunch is not being provided to them by the school.

On Satirdau, April 13, MPD officers will be outside of Madisonville Kroger and Market Place grocery stores collecting food products donated by community citizens between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They are encouraging shoppers to grab a little something extra for a child in the community who may be going without.

The food products will be distributed to participating schools the following Monday, April 22 after the squads sort through the items.

Lt. William Poe with MPD provided a list of suggested items they would prefer. It is suggested the items are individual servings, need no refrigeration and are simple to prepare. They will also be accepting cash donations for the shopper who isn’t sure what to purchase.

The following are suggested items to donate:

  • Vienna Sausages
  • Individual Cereal Boxes and Juices
  • Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers 
  • Hormel Individual Dinners
  • Soup 
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Fruit and Pudding Cups 
  • Raisins and/or Other Dried Fruit
  • Granola Bars 
  • Cereal Bars
  • Individual Spaghetti or Ravioli 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Pop Tarts 
  • Cheez-Its
  • Fruit Snacks 
  • Tuna Salad Kits
  • Mac n Cheese Cups 
  • Jello
  • Chicken Salad Kits 
  • Campbell’s Soup Micro Cups
  • Cookies 
  • Animal Crackers
  • Chef Boyardee Mini Cups 
  • Beanie Weenies
  • Pretzels 
  • Animal Crackers
  • Beef Stew 
  • Chips
  • Teddy Grahams


Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lt. William Poe
Photo by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkinsville Wins Second Region Championship

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (5/29/15) — Hopkinsville is headed back to the state baseball tournament. University of Kentucky… Read More

Pursuit Ends in Two Vehicle Injury Collision on Pembroke Road

PEMBROKE, Ky. (5/28/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP investigated a pursuit that ended in a… Read More
1 DOW 18,010.68
-115.44 (-0.64%)    
2 S&P 2,107.39
-13.40 (-0.63%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,070.03
-27.95 (-0.55%)    

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 8187

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6995

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 5513

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3911

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3828

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11049

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8187

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 5513

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1890

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1439

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1328

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1120

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1084

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 958

Two Hopkins Countians to Receive MERR Scholarships

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 926

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 29, 2015 924

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 862

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News