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  • Writer's pictureBrian Conn

Race raises $2,500 for children in need

Soul Food, an organization that provides food to children in need in Floyd and Johnson counties, raised $2,500 during its “Climb Your Mountain” 5K/14K. More than 30 people participated in the race, held at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the Sugarcamp Mountain Trails on Stonecrest on Oct. 27. All proceeds will benefit Soul Food, a nonprofit organization that provides food to children enrolled in schools in Floyd and Johnson counties. 

Soul Food works to “share the love of Christ and feed children in Eastern Kentucky who would otherwise go hungry on weekends.” It was founded in 2015 by Alisa and Bob Gound of Johnson County and it expanded to Floyd County in 2016.

Students at several Floyd County schools receive free food to take home every weekend because of Soul Food. The food is bought with donations and packed by volunteers. Last year, Soul Food provided nearly 18,000 food and drink items to children in need. 

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