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In 1955, a concerned citizen named Mim Hunt began distributing food out of the basement of her home to those in need of assistance. Through the years, this small effort grew into the large-scale hunger relief organization that God’s Pantry Food Bank is today.
God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. The mission of Feeding America is to create a hunger-free America. Our network includes more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations serving every county in the U.S. We distribute food and grocery products, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit Feeding America.
In Kentucky, God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. The seven Feeding America Food Banks working in Kentucky join together to maximize the effectiveness serving the state. In 2011, KAFB members distribute more than 48 million pounds of food to 120 Kentucky counties through 1,126 charities. The other members of KAFB are the Tri-State Food Bank, Evansville, IN; Feeding America of Kentucky’s Heartland Food Bank, Elizabethtown, KY; FreeStore Food Bank, Cincinnati, OH; Dare to Care Food Bank, Louisville, KY; Huntington Area Food Bank, Huntington, WV and Purchase Area Development District, Mayfield, KY.
The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources.