1 in 6 individuals are food insecure in Grayson County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. for every member of the household. Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food needs Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap highlights the struggle of families facing food insecurity.
We serve Grayson County families with basic food support monthly by serving USDA Commodities, donated food, and purchased foods. Families qualify by meeting income guidelines set by the USDA based on the number of individuals in their household and gross monthly income. If you or someone you know needs help with basic food support please call us today 270-259-4000. Application file and USDA guidelines in link below.
New Clients can come during regular distribution or call and make an appointment. Our application is simple but the first visit we want to get to know you better and share resources with you.
Please Bring: Picture ID and current piece of mail
Please Report (for each member of household): Name, Date of Birth, Social Security (last 5 digits), and gross monthly income.
Senior Adults (60+) have an additional application to receive (CSFP) Commodity Supplemental Food Program and must provide proof of age and picture ID, Additionally they will be asked to declare monthly income.
Seasonally the Food Pantry will offer produce only distributions. Anyone in the county needing of fresh produce can receive product. Clients that have already picked up commodities can still take advantage of the produce only distributions. Times and locations vary for produce only distributions be sure to check our Facebook page and listen to local radio (K105) for announcements.
I'm 45 and have congestive heart failure. When I got my disability check my food stamps were cut to $15. Coming to the food pantry has made all the difference. I am always excited to receive the produce. I hope to volunteer some so I can give back for all the help they have given me. --Pam
GCA partners with the Family Resource Centers in the school system to identify those children at risk for hunger when the school meals are not available over the weekend. This program is funded by partnerships with individuals and companies who become BackPack Buddies helping us provide 10-15 kid-friendly food items to be distributed weekly to pre-school through high school students. For $10 a month or $120 annually sponsors can feed one student for the entire school year.
Look for service times, classroom schedule, and special events on our calendar.
Check out this great video featuring GCA Food Pantry as a 2018 Grant Winner for America's Farmers Grow Communities Designated by Caneyville farmer, Jimmy Sipes.