Food for the Hungry: Using Excess Funds to Nourish the Community

Food for the Hungry within Knox County received a generous amount of donations and sponsors during their 2023 FFTH Drive and decided to put that extra money to use. The program offers winter grants to support local businesses and programs working to get food for those in need. They decided to extend the grants into the summer to prioritize nutritional needs for the youth of Knox Count. With school out for the summer, it can be more difficult for children to have access to food and meals, so FFTH offers grants to support programs that connect with the community and families. This summer they have offered $29,500 in grants to local programs such as Central Christian and Covenant Church Food Pantry, East Knox Local Schools, Knox Area Transit, and many other hot meal and food pantry programs.

For programs interested in receiving grants from FFTH they can submit a list of funds that explains any expenses that need covered for their project. The board committee will review the list and determine if that is a project they are wanting to sponsor, then they will grant them a total amount that fits their needs. New executive director, Kathy Brechler Lake can assist any programs interested in receiving possible grants. Other information and details can be found at

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