How can a child focus on solving a math problem or memorizing a new word when she or he is trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger?

Across Madison County, teachers and school nurses have found that in some instances, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students. More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, the fuel that they need to get them through the week. What happens to these children when they go home over the weekend?

Since 2008, The Madison County BackPack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need over the course of the weekend. Today, we service 19 Madison County schools and approx. 1,700 Backpacks a month. With your help, we can provide more.

Our Goal? To have ALL Backpacks sponsored.

YOU can be a part of something GREAT!! Here’s how:

To print auto draft form

  • Send check payable to Madison County Backpack program

Gods Outreach Food Bank / Backpack program

PO Box 1226 Richmond KY 40476

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