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  • Writer's pictureBrian Conn

Children Need Your Help: Join Soul Food in Combating Childhood Hunger


Soul Food is on a mission to fund the 2024-2025 school year and we're calling on you to support us in this important endeavor. Our goal is to ensure that no child in Eastern Kentucky goes to bed hungry by providing weekend food supplies to students facing food insecurity. Your help can have a profound impact on the health, mental well-being, attendance, and academic performance of these children. Let's work together to create a brighter future for the youth in our community.

Organization Summary

The Soul Food Backpack Program is a heartwarming non-profit organization that is dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in the Floyd and Johnson County school systems. As a 501C3 recognized organization, Soul Food provides essential nutrition to children who would otherwise go without during the weekends. With a strong emphasis on serving the community with sincerity and passion, Soul Food embodies the Love of Christ in every meal distributed. Currently, the program feeds 362 children weekly, impacting over a thousand meals, and has a strong presence in several schools across the region.

Demographics Served

At Soul Food, we work closely with school family resource directors to identify and reach out to students who are eligible for our weekend food program. While there are limitations in sharing certain data due to student confidentiality, household income remains a primary factor in assessing eligibility for our program. It's disheartening to note that the students we aim to support are below the poverty level, highlighting the critical need to address food insecurity among vulnerable households and help children thrive.

2024-2025 School Year

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, Soul Food is excited to expand our reach and make a positive impact on even more young lives. This year, we're adding 157 students from various schools to our program, bringing our total count to 519 students. With a projected budget of $82,580 for the upcoming school year, we are committed to ensuring that every child in Eastern Kentucky has access to essential food support. Your support in this journey is invaluable.

How You Can Help Make a Difference

We believe that you can make a difference in the lives of children facing hunger. By partnering with us to fight childhood hunger, your donations directly impact the meals provided to those in need. As volunteers, no one receives compensation, ensuring that every dollar goes towards feeding children. Your support is crucial in bringing hope and sustenance to those who need it most. Thank you for considering joining us in this meaningful cause.


In conclusion, the Soul Food Backpack Program is dedicated to combating childhood hunger in Eastern Kentucky. By providing weekend food supplies to students facing food insecurity, we aim to make a lasting impact on their health, well-being, and academic success. Your support is essential in ensuring that no child goes hungry in our community. Join us in making a difference and creating a brighter future for the youth of Eastern Kentucky. Together, we can make a meaningful impact.

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