Since they were founded, Hope of Lyon County Food Bank has been dedicated to fighting hunger in Lyon County, Kentucky. With the help of dedicated volunteers and donors, the food bank is able to serve 170 to 190 families per month. These households range in size from one to ten people. The food bank has been blessed with a tremendous amount of community support, but donations don’t always fit the need at the moment.
Nearly 13 percent of the Lyon County population struggles with food insecurity, which translates to 1,000 people. The food bank volunteers work diligently to provide families with a variety of fresh and non-perishable food items including meat and eggs.
Hope of Lyon County Food Bank is fortunate to have a large amount of support from the local community, since they are an established organization. They have received donations from events including the Kentucky State Police and sheriff department’s Cram the Cruiser event, numerous food drives, and churches.
In partnership with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, Hope of Lyon County Food Bank hopes to raise $1,000 through RedBasket.org to purchase food, including items high in protein. Raising these funds will allow the food bank to continue their mission of fighting hunger in the Lyon County community and give clients more options to choose from. “We are fortunate enough to have a very generous community. Many people will walk in and make a donation, especially at the end of the year,” said Hope of Lyon County Director, Dixie Utter. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help fight hunger in Lyon County. Donate and share their story today!