Edmonson Voice Report:
REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky (RASK) and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH), teamed up to distribute a total of 30,222 servings of food to Edmonson County families facing hunger. The food was recently delivered to the Edmonson County School District.
Now in its 12th year, REALTORS® Hope for Hunger, led by members of RASK and in partnership with FAKH, gathered food and fund donations over a two-day camp out to raise awareness and fight hunger in southern Kentucky. A total of 664,884 servings of food were distributed to school resource centers in southern Kentucky this spring and over 5.3 million servings of food have been donated to date.
“We are very excited about the amount of funds and food we were able to raise this year,” said Amy Rush, REALTORS® Community Service Committee Chairperson. “This is why we continue to partner with FAKH–we know this distribution is making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
“According to Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap study, Edmonson County has 320 food insecure children,” said executive director of FAKH Jamie Sizemore. “We hope this distribution can alleviate some of the strain those families feel.”
This is RASK and FAKH’s fourth year of partnership together for this distribution.
To learn how you can support hunger relief in your community, visit: feedingamericaky.org/take-action-2.