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HOPKINS COUNTY, KY—With the state of our national economy putting a dent in most everyone’s wallet, it comes as no surprise that we might need some assistance with our basic needs from time to time. Fortunately, there is a new, completely free of charge, and environmentally conscious way to lend a helping hand to others in our community. The project is called Recycle for Charity (RFC).

In a combined effort on behalf of Madisonville native and RFC creator, Christopher Toney, Owensboro-based recycling business, Resource Recycling, as well as one of our local non-profit charity groups, The Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County, RFC is a means by which locals can donate necessary foodstuffs to the less fortunate by simply separating their residential and/or business wastes into categories like paper, cardboard, and aluminum (no magazines, though).

Toney explained to iSurf News that when a person has a full and separated load of recyclables, he will have it picked up from their location free of charge. From there, the waste will be collected in a storage area until it is taken by the truckload to Resource Recycling at the end of each month. Then, the RFC project will use all the funds gained from recycling the waste to purchase basic foodstuffs for the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County. In the final step, the Food Bank will be donating the food to eligible families and individuals in need.

As far as what inspired Toney to create the RFC project, he explained that, “There were a few times in my life when my family and I had to go to the Food Bank when we didn’t have enough money. You know, I have 3 children, and we were able to go down there and they would provide us with food that could get us through the next 3 or 4 days before I received my paycheck. You can’t forget where you came from.”

“It’s taking something that’s just going to be thrown away,” said Toney, “and we’re converting it to assistance or food for people who need it.” For example, Toney explained that RFC’s first recyclables delivery, which was on Wednesday, July 14, brought in 25 gallons of milk for The Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County from funds received after a single load was dropped off for recycling.

To contact Christopher Toney and/or the RFC project for more information or a free recyclables pick-up, give them a call at (270) 584-4418. In addition, RFC can be found online at www.projectrfc.com.

Luke Short
iSurf News

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