Ken-Tenn Foodbank will be expanding it’s outreach of
distributing commodities to Tennessee residents living in
poverty who reside in South Fulton and surrounding Obion County
are some slight differences from the programs now done in Fulton
initially will be required to register in advance. This will
be done on Tuesday February 19th at the South Fulton
municipal complex in the Harvey Vick room between 10AM and
noon. There will be signs posted for the office in the back
of the building.
registered recipient will be issued an ID card to be
presented on the distribution day which is Saturday March
2nd from 10AM until noon. Distribution will be done from the
railroad museum in the back of the building.
additional program called “One for 84” will give the
Ken-Tenn Foodbank the opportunity to serve the rest of the Twin
Cities area which was not possible with our current outreach.
Thank you to all of the organizations and individuals who have
contributed to this program that have made it possible.
to the churches and volunteers who support the foodbank.
thank you for your continued support. We are now in our 5th year
of distributing commodities to the needy of Fulton County.
financial support of the organization and the many volunteers
have made the operation a resounding success. There is now a
plan in place to expand further to include the needy residents
of South Fulton and surrounding Obion County in the near future.
We’ll be contacting Tennessee churches and organizations for
support of this new outreach.
the last few months, we have started to bring commodities to
seniors living in Hickman @ the 1st UMC there so they do not
have to travel to Fulton to get their allocation of food.
the TEFAP program in 2012 saw a reduced number and quantity of
commodities coming from PADD each month due to the economy. In
order to supplement this, the Board of Directors approved a
program called “Feeding America” wherein we purchase
additional commodities @ 19cents a pound. This has proven very
beneficial in keeping the number and quantity of commodities at
a reasonable level. Although this has been an added expense to
our operation, the donations from our member churches, as well
as other organizations and individuals have enabled us to deal
with this so far.
- based on data from PADD, our foodbank has distributed over
111,000lbs of commodities in the last 18 months!! In
addition, especially during the Christmas season, we received a
huge number of donations from various organizations and
individuals that have filled our shelves to overflowing. I
hesitate to list all of these donors for fear of missing some,
but let it be known that all are greatly appreciated, especially
by the needy in our community