Soul Food Welcomes You
School Backpack Program
At Soul Food we’re raising awareness of childhood hunger in our region. Through donations and awesome community support we are able to feed children in the Eastern Kentucky school systems that may otherwise go hungry on the weekends. Food insecurity is at an all time high in our region.
Our volunteers have hearts to serve and are the hands and feet of Jesus, ordering food, picking up food, packing food, and delivering food to the Family Resource Departments at the schools. We are a 100% volunteer with no administrative costs. If you can support our program know that 100% of the proceeds goes to getting food in bellies on the weekends.
Soul Food at a Glance
Soul Food was founded in July of 2015 and is a non-profit registered 501C3. Soul Food is an outreach program created to positively impact the nourishment needs of children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends, Soul Food seeks to not only provide physical nourishment, but to reach hearts and souls of children through the Love of Christ.
Food Insecurity Among Children in Floyd and Johnson County
Food insecurity occurs whenever a household or individual lacks predictable access to foods in sufficient quantity and quality to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
According to the Map the Meal Gap the food insecurity rate amongst children in Floyd County is 25.9% and 19.5% for Johnson County. That's 2,980 children combined for both counties. 77% percent of those children are at or below 185% of the poverty level. In comparison, Kentucky shows a 16.1% food insecurity rate amongst children.
Who We Serve
Making A Difference
Prestonsburg High School
Adams Middle School
South Floyd Elementary
Betsy Layne High School
Paintsville High School
Flat Gap Elementary School
Johnson Central High School
WR Castle Elementary
Johnson County Middle School
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Platinum Seal of Transparency With Candid
We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence.