The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources.
In 1955, a concerned citizen named Mim Hunt began distributing food out of the basement of her home to those in need of assistance. Through the years, this small effort grew into the large-scale hunger relief organization that serves 50 Kentucky counties as the state’s largest Feeding America food bank with more than 285 member agencies that operate more than 375 programs.
God’s Pantry Food Bank secures, stores, and distributes food products in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Throughout its 50-county service area, which has a population of 1.4 million people and covers more than 16,000 square miles, God’s Pantry Food Bank partners with churches, community centers, children’s homes, homeless and abuse shelters, soup kitchens and other similar nonprofit agencies that provide emergency food assistance to their neighbors. In fiscal year 2012 the Food Bank distributed 22.8 million pounds of food, including 7.1 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. That food touched the lives, both literally and figuratively, of more than 211,000 individuals.
God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. The mission of Feeding America is to create a hunger-free America. Our network includes more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations serving every county in the U.S. We distribute food and grocery products, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit Feeding America.
Visit the website for God's Pantry Food Bank: http://godspantryfoodbank.org/