Join me in donating your lunch money. For only $3.00 you can make a difference in the life of a child in Logan County. Help provide food and hope to hungry children by supporting the BackPack Program. No child should go to bed hungry or wonder where their next meal will come from.
Due to the growing number of children who qualify for free or reduced lunch; some of the students in the Logan County and Russellville School System are 100% free lunch. This means there are a lot of children who are at risk for food insecurity and lots of hungry children living right here in our community.
According to Feeding America Kentucky Heartland, 1 out of every 4 children in our region of Kentucky don't get enough to eat. The only food they receive is provided by the school; that number is troubling.
But it's comforting to know a little can go a long way. It costs only $3.00 a week to feed a child or $120.00 to feed a child throughout the entire school year.
This program is made possible through a partnership with Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland. Funding to help support this awesome program is provided by local donors. The funds donated goes directly toward purchasing food that children right here in Logan County receive each week through Feeding America's Back Pack Program.
Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure children are those children living in households experiencing food insecurity.
Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household's need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.