This summer is a productive one for Blue Grass Farms Charities' Food Distribution program. Thanks to partnerships established with God's Pantry and GleanKY, the charity has delivered more than 6,000 pounds of produce, breads and non-perishables to horse farm workers in Central Kentucky.
“It's unbelievable seeing all the food that is available at God's Pantry, and how generous they are to non-profits like BGFC. And, I am always thrilled to get calls and texts from GleanKY because I know they are offering locally grown fresh produce that we then distribute to the workers,” said Ms. Berry.
GleanKY's relationship with the farms and local markets, and God's Pantry relationship with the larger retailers and produce suppliers has been a blessing to the horse farm workers and families because of the food varieties they receive.
“Having a reliable outlet for fresh, local produce ensures that we are able to always find a home for the fruits and vegetables that our farmers and other partners work so hard to grow,” says Ben Southworth with GleanKY.
Long days and weeks during peak seasons don't allow much free time for the worker. Another obstacle for some is finding transportation to go shopping. Many of the workers must always ration funds due to high costs of providing the basic necessities for their families. This program helps alleviate some of this burden.
Blue Grass Farms Charities wants the farm owners and managers to know that food distribution is just a phone call away. Year-round deliveries can be made throughout the Central Kentucky area -Fayette, Scott, Jessamine, Bourbon, Woodford and Clark counties. Farms just need to schedule. Also, volunteers are always needed. Their reward will be seeing the farms plus receiving thanks and gratitude from the workers.
For more information, please visit BGFC's website at www.bgfcky.org.
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