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 local Family Resource Center/Youth Services 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 prefilled) or donate online by clicking on the photo above.
"Sadly, many children in our county are going an entire weekend with little or no food when a school meal is not available. Have you ever gone a whole day without food? Two days? Can you imagine your own child or grandchildren going without? With your help, we can help cut down on the number of kids that go hungry,” 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.
You can download the form below.