United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) donated $10,000 to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) Monday morning. The donation was made in the aftermath of damaging winds that caused widespread power outages throughout the region earlier this month. These power outages caused many in the area to lose perishable items in their refrigerators and freezers due to spoilage.
The funds will be used to provide perishable foods such as meat, eggs, milk, butter and cheese to food insecure Central Kentucky families amid the windstorm.
“In the aftermath of the storms that occurred earlier this month, it was apparent that there was an immediate need in our community,” said UWCK President Joe Fowler. “It was imperative for us at United Way to provide steadfast support toward Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and their important work to combat food insecurity throughout the region.”
Headquartered in Elizabethtown, FAKH serves individuals in the region facing food insecurity by acquiring and distributing donated food, grocery items, and government commodities throughout almost 16,000 square miles of Kentucky. The organization serves 42 of Kentucky’s counties through a network of more than 250 partner agencies.
“Losing a fridge full of perishable groceries due to power outages can be financially devastating for many families, and it’s important for us to continue serving our neighbors facing hunger throughout our service area,” said FAKH Executive Director Jamie Sizemore. “This generous donation from United Way of Central Kentucky is greatly appreciated and will help us meet the immediate needs.” said FAKH Executive Director Jamie Sizemore.