Paducah Bank recently presented a $5000 check to the 4-H Food Backpack Program to support the work of the organization in feeding hungry students in Paducah-McCracken County.
“We began donating to the 4-H Food Backpack Program in 2014 and are proud to report that we have donated a total of nearly $50,000,” said Paducah Bank Marketing Director Susan Guess “In addition to the monetary donation, our employees love helping fill backpacks and we hope other organizations will lend their support to this important cause.”
“We are extremely appreciative of the continued support from Paducah Bank,” said Robert Tashjian, the McCracken County 4-H Youth Development Agent for the University of Kentucky. “Nearly 400 youth are able to receive food each week during the school year thanks to our generous donors including Paducah Bank. Not only did they provide monetary help, they also provided much needed volunteer hours to fill backpacks.”
The 4-H Food Backpack program feeds more than 400 elementary through high school students every week in the Paducah City and McCracken County schools. The group works with family resource centers to identify hungry children in the schools. Student volunteers work with the 4-H project to retrieve and assemble the non-perishable food items for final distribution to each of the city and county school’s hungry youth.