Farmers RECC Donates $6,000 to Local BackPack Programs
Farmers RECC recently donated $6,000 to area schools BackPack Programs.
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 Office.
Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. The checks were presented at Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce meetings in each county.
“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.”
Farmers RECC presented Barren County Schools Patty Gentry, Family Resource and Youth Service Center District Contact and Shelly Thomas, Barren County Youth Center Coordinator, a check for $2,000 to support their Backpack Program at the Rotary Club of Glasgow meeting on September 5, 2019. Presenting the check was Caralyne Pennington, Director of Member and Public Communications for Farmers RECC.