Join Christian Appalachian Project’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry Hunger Walk on September 19th

Raise awareness about and support hunger-related issues in Appalachia
Sep 16, 2019 4:20 PM ET
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Did you know that of the 13 states that make up the Appalachia, Kentucky has by far the worst poverty rate, and sadly, 20% of Eastern Kentuckians do not know where their next meal is coming from? CAP's Grateful Bread Food Pantry helps feed hundreds of families every month!

Join Christian Appalachian Project’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry Hunger Walk on September 19thSeptember is Hunger Awareness Month. Each year on the third Thursday in September, Christian Appalachian Project’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry sponsors a Hunger Walk in Rockcastle County to raise awareness about hunger-related issues in Appalachia.

Hunger and food insecurity issues exist in every community in the United States. In Kentucky, 17 percent of the state, including nearly a quarter million children, lack consistent access to nutritional meals. Of the 13 states that make up the Appalachia region, Kentucky has by far the worst poverty rate and, sadly, 20 percent of Eastern Kentuckians do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Grateful Bread Food Pantry is doing its part to meet needs in the community. Every week, Christian Appalachian Project employees and volunteers pack nearly 100 weekend food backpacks that are distributed through Rockcastle County Schools. Additionally, CAP distributes food each month to families through the food pantry and to elderly individuals through commodity distribution.

During Hunger Awareness Month, CAP’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry encourages the community to donate non-perishable food items and hosts a virtual food drive for people who wish to make a financial donation to support the work.

The pantry packs and distributes commodity boxes for elderly residents in Rockcastle County two days each month. Community volunteers are needed each day for about six hours to assemble the boxes and help residents load items in their vehicle. For more information, contact Sherri Barnett at sbarnett@chrisapp.org or 606.386.0004. Community volunteers are also needed to assemble and load boxes in Jackson County. For more information about Jackson County commodity box distribution, contact Carolyn Lindsey at clindsey@chrisapp.org or 859.339.4319.

Hunger Walk is Sept. 19, 2019. To register CLICK HERE.

Can't Join the Walk? Here are More Ways You Can Help!

  1. CAP's Virtual Food Drive: Make a donation right now through CAP's virtual food drive to help them reach their goal of $20,000.

  2. Payroll Deduction Giving Through Your Employer: One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support CAP's work is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.)