Edmonson Voice Report:
Through the combined efforts of REALTORS® Hope for Hunger and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH), a total of 8,708 servings of food have been distributed to families in need in Edmonson County Schools.
REALTORS® Hope for Hunger is a fundraiser conducted twice a year, with spring and fall campaigns. The cumulative efforts of those campaigns have resulted in a total of 787,893 servings in 2021. Now in its tenth year, the REALTORS® Hope for Hunger efforts have donated nearly 4 million servings of food to local area school districts.
The Realtors® Hope for Hunger, led by members of REALTORS® Association of Southern Kentucky, collects money to purchase food to be distributed throughout southern Kentucky in partnership with FAKH. This fall, more than $20,000 was raised and FAKH provided another $10,000 in food to assist families in need. Together, creating a total impact of 174,168 servings of food that was distributed throughout Edmonson and surrounding counties.
Family Resource Center Coordinator for South Edmonson and Kyrock Elementary Schools discussed how the food would be distributed.
"A portion of the food will be used for families that will be picking up Toys for Tots assistance," she said. "The rest will be distributed to each center to be given out as emergency food baskets for the families we serve. We appreciate our partnership with the Realtors Association and Feeding America. Both help provide so much throughout the year for families who are in need of a little extra help."
FAKH Executive Director Jamie Sizemore said “With rising grocery and fuel prices eating into family budgets, parents are faced with tough choices. This food donation should ease the burden on families as they go into the holiday break. Again, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is proud to be a partner with the REALTORS® Hope for Hunger project.”