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  • Writer's pictureBrian Conn

Soul Food Backpack Program Expands to Feed More Students in Need

The Soul Food Backpack Program, which provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare food for school children in need across eastern Kentucky, announced it has added 50 additional students from May Valley Elementary and Betsy Layne Elementary, bringing the total number of children served to 365 for the 2024 school year. This brings the total monthly delivered meals to 5,840.

The Soul Food Backpack Program is funded entirely through donations and grants. As the program continues to expand to serve more children, additional funding and donations are needed. To donate or for more information about the Soul Food Backpack Program, visit

About the Soul Food Backpack Program

The Soul Food Backpack Program is a non-profit organization serving children in need in eastern Kentucky. Its mission is to provide hungry children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when school meal programs are unavailable. The program currently serves 365 children across 17 schools.

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