Feeding Adults and Families
Hunger is a widespread but often invisible problem. An unexpected medical bill, accident, or job loss can cause a family to slip into temporary food insecurity, or that state may last a bit longer. Over 50% of households that need assistance with food have at least one family member with regular employment, but still struggle to put regular meals on the table. God’s Pantry Food Bank helps families in need of both short and long-term assistance.
Food Pantries and Meal Programs
God’s Pantry Food Bank supplies food for food pantries and meal programs throughout the 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky, including soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and afterschool programs.
Food for Underserved Counties
In areas where there are no agencies to distribute food, or not enough agencies to meet the needs of the community, God’s Pantry Food Bank, through the Food for Underserved Counties program, provides a periodic temporary pantry. Dry goods, meat, dairy, and produce items totaling around 12,000 pounds per truckload are distributed directly to clients in these locations. These temporary pantries are arranged in partnership with local social service agencies.
Throughout the summer months, we distribute fresh produce throughout our service area. Fresh produce is obtained from Kentucky farmers through the Farms to Food Banks Program and distributed on a first-come, first served basis in partnership with food pantries and meal providers throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Sharing Thanksgiving provides over 5,000 boxes to families in Fayette, Rowan, Laurel, and Floyd Counties in need of food for the Thanksgiving holiday. The boxes provide everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Referrals to the program are made in August and early September.
For more information on the Sharing Thanksgiving Program contact Mary Alice at email@example.com, or by calling 859-288-5319.
SNAP Benefits Outreach
For every meal that a food bank provides to an individual in need, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can provide twelve. God’s Pantry Food Bank provides assistance with SNAP applications.