Farmers RECC in Glasgow recently donated $2,000 to the Barren County Schools BackPack Program.
The BackPack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends, when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school’s youth resource offices.
“We understand that childhood hunger is a very real problem for some of our area students,” said Caralyne Pennington, director of member and public communications at Farmers RECC. “If we can help some of those students with that problem, we feel it’s important to do what we can.”
Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds will be distributed to the schools' youth resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.
“Our employees live and work in the communities we serve,” said Pennington. “This is just another way for us to give back.”