FRANKFORT, Ky. — We mourn for the 37 Kentuckians who lost their lives and the hundreds more who have experienced unimaginable loss after historic flooding in eastern Kentucky. Alongside our partner food banks, Feeding Kentucky is working to make sure that all survivors have access to regular and nutritious meals. Our partner agencies have already delivered truckloads of supplies including food, water, clothes, and hygiene items to impacted areas. The need for food and other supplies in eastern Kentucky is urgent, and we ask for your support of disaster relief efforts.
Amid supply chain shortages and inflation, Kentucky food banks were already struggling to meet hunger needs across the state. We are asking for donations of bottled water and non-perishable food in addition to monetary donations. Monetary donations to God’s Food Bank are invaluable, as these donations will be directed where need is greatest. Even a donation as small as $1 can provide 7-8 meals, with $25 providing up to 200 meals.
We are working closely with food banks and other community partners to identify the needs of survivors. If you would like to assist our efforts, you can donate to God’s Pantry Food Bank Flood Relief Fund here.
If you are a flood survivor looking for food assistance, you can find your nearest distribution center here or you can contact God’s Pantry Food Bank at 859-259-2308. You can also apply for FEMA assistance online at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app.
If you are an agriculture producer impacted by floods, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of resources which can be accessed here.