Family Resource/Youth Service Center Partner With Feeding America And Local Volunteers For Backpack Program Again
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
It is that time of year again – school will soon be back in session and that means your support is needed in the Adopt-A-Backpacker program. Local volunteers are partnering with Feeding America and the Family Resource Center/Youth Service Center, in order to help improve the lives of many children in Edmonson County.
For each $120 donation, you can adopt one child to receive a bag of food every Friday for the entire school year.
Please complete the attached form (which has Edmonson County pre-filled) or donate online at http://www.feedingamericaky.org/programs/backpack (make sure and select Edmonson in the drop down menu).
"Sadly, many children in our county are going an entire weekend with little or no food when a school meal is not available," said volunteer coordinator Michelle McCoy. " Children who suffer from food insecurity do not perform well academically, they display unacceptable behavior and have poor attendance due to illness or unexcused absences."
McCoy urges everyone to please help and share with employees, family and friends.
"If we all give a little, there will be none going without," she said.
You can download the form below.