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Last month, Elizabethtown Kroger managers Chris Swearinger and Mark Abshear presented America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland Food Bank Executive Director Gary Miles a check for $20,000.
The funds were raised by the 14 Kroger stores located in Taylor, Hardin, Meade, Marion, Russell, Wayne, Muhlenberg, Warren and Christian counties, all of which are within ASHKH's service area. This contribution was made as part of their "Bringing Hope to the Table" promotion in which the Kroger stores partnered with vendors to raise funds to help the food bank feed the hungry in central and south central Kentucky.
America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland is a regional food bank that provides donated foods to 218 charitable agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) in 42 counties for re-distribution to those in need. The food bank receives donations of food and groceries from across the nation and distributes about 7 million pounds annually to feed more than 60,000 people through its charitable network.
Other programs include being the sole distributor in its service area for government purchased commodities including food boxes for 2,400 low-income seniors, Kid's Café' after-school programs, disaster relief support to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, and its newest and fastest growing program, the BackPack Program.
To learn more or support the mission, visit at www.secondharvestky.org.