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KENTUCKY (7/13/17) — Ten BackPack Programs received $1,000 each in a random drawing at a recent BackPack Regional Meeting in Bowling Green.

Mackenzie Pogue accepted the money on behalf of the Muhlenberg County BackPack Program. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland was awarded the grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., to support the program which provides weekend food to school-age children who are at risk of going hungry when school meals are unavailable. There are currently over 5,000 children supported by the BackPack program in 34 of the 42 Kentucky counties served by FAKH.

About Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is a regional food bank that provides assistance to more than 174,500 people in 42 Kentucky counties each year. Through support from individuals and organizations, such as United Way, FAKH distributes over 14 million pounds of food to approximately 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. FAKH also sponsors various hunger relief programs including the BackPack™ Program and Senior Box Program. FAKH’s main office and warehouses are located on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. For more information or to volunteer, sponsor a fundraiser or a food drive, or to make a secure online donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit their website at: www.feedingamericaky.org

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