how a local foodbank helps educate and nurture their community

While offering residents food donations, the Grayson County (Kentucky) Alliance also shares a side of knowledge.

The reason is simple. Food donations help 685 families in Grayson County, Kentucky get back on their feet, but Debbie Childress and her team of 400+ volunteers know that hard work is still not enough. Families require long-term education to stomp out hunger. Employees and volunteers at the Grayson County Alliance share knowledge with area families that lasts a lifetime. This knowledge comes in the form of nutrition education, family budgeting courses, income tax preparation and job search skills. Because the Grayson County Alliance offers support to those in need, farmer Jimmy Sipes directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Grayson County Alliance, allowing them to strengthen their educational resources, help clients cultivate their economic skills and change lives forever.

To be able to go to work each day and help people overcome those issues that keep them trapped in poverty – whether it’s situational poverty or generational poverty – just to know I’m making a difference in my community…it’s what I want to do every day.

For Official Rules and to learn more about how farmers are rooting for rural through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, click here. Enrollment begins August 1, 2018.