Fleming County Back Pack Program Needs Your Help

Donna Fryman, Extension Agent for Fleming County

January 11, 2019

    The Fleming County Back Pack Program is well into its 8th year of providing much needed food to students on the weekend with weekly bags of foods.  We are now serving more students than ever.  The beginning of 2019 we are currently serving 208 youth in 83 families.  It takes over $10 a family to fill the bags.  The community has generously helped in the past with dollars and food donations and continues to do so on a regular basis.  But this year to the overwhelming need we are needing some extra assistance.  

    This program is run purely on donations and volunteer help.  Food items are donated and also purchased locally from the dollar donations.  During the holiday season when schools are out for an extended period of time, extra food is given to the families to help supplement.  Volunteers pack the bags and help deliver them on a weekly basis.  

    The Fleming Co. Backpack Advisory Council would like to say a special thanks to all the volunteer groups that have been coming in on Wednesdays to pack the food.  Special thanks to Save A Lot employees for assisting us in all the weekly food purchases.

    Words cannot express the appreciation for all the support and donations given to the Fleming County Backpack program this past year.  The Fleming Co. Backpack Advisory Committee cannot list every individual or group because it was the whole county and more that donated.  The committee does want to express their thanks for the generosity of everyone that donated food, money and time.

    For more information on how to donate or volunteer for the Fleming Co. Backpack Program, contact the Fleming County Extension office at 845-4641.

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