The Backpack program began in 2008, in partnership with teachers, parents and church groups. Children in need are confidentially identified by their teachers, and receive a returnable backpack filled with useful food such as ravioli, soup, fruit snacks, chips, cereal bars, cereal, popcorn, and other smacks, for the weekend. Currently 19 Madison County schools are involved in this program distributing approximately 2,400 backpacks monthly, and asking for more.
Madison County Supplemental Food Program
Supplemental food is given each month to low income families and individuals. They receive meat, bread, milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables, and non-perishable food items. We currently serve over 1700 families.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
This program works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.
This program bridges the gap that exists when school lunch is not available on weekends. Children in need are confidentially identified by their teachers and receive food that will sustain them over the weekend.
We currently serve over 800 families each month with supplemental food from our Mobile Food Unit on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-12 at the parking lot across from the First Church of God on Broadway in Irvine.
Estill County Backpack Program
Children in need are confidentially identified by their teachers and receive a returnable easy to fix foods for the weekend. We serve 5 schools with approximately 800 backs packs full of easy to prepare food each month.