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Farmers RECC Donates to Community Relief Fund

Farmers RECC recently donated $1,000 to the Barren County Community Relief Fund of Glasgow – Barren County Food Bank.

The Community Relief Fund receives and administers funds and property for the relief of the indigent, distressed and/or underprivileged citizens of Glasgow-Barren County. The Relief Fund administers several programs, including assistance for children, including clothing, educational, medical and housing needs as well as food, housing, assistance with purchasing medication, shelter and assistance with utilities.

In addition to funding from the city, county, state and federal government, the Community Relief Fund gets assistance from churches, individuals, businesses, industries and civic groups and is a non-profit agency.

Farmers RECC donated $1,000 to the Community Relief Fund’s Food Bank and the check was presented to Dr. Bharat Mody and Stacy Janes, both with Community Relief Fund.

“We understand childhood hunger is a very real problem for some of in our area,” said Caralyne Pennington, Director of Member and Public Communications at Farmers RECC. “If we can help with that problem, especially during the holiday season, we feel it’s important to do what we can.”

The Community Relief Fund Food Pantry supplies approximately $15,000 in food products to the underprivileged in the Glasgow-Barren County area.

In addition to supporting the Community Relief Fund, Farmers RECC also donated $6,000 to the Backpack Programs of Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties during 2019, which provides children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends, when they are not in school.

“We live and work in the communities we serve,” said Pennington. “This is just another way for us to give back.”

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