How can a child focus on solving a math problem or memorizing a new word when she or he is trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger?
Mission Statement of Owsley County Outreach
We will help in times of need, whether it’s for food , clothing, or other short-term needs, while preserving Dignity and Pride.
Owsley County is the poorest county in the United Sates of America, the home of the free. IN GOD WE TRUST. Call, donate, or stop in if you want to help.
If you would like to come for a work camp, please call. We have a great place for you to stay, Corner Stone, that has a site that sleeps 38 people.
One floor with 3 baths for men, one floor for women with 3 bathrooms.
Clean, great location, kitchen, everything furnished, except the food.
$50 from Sunday – Saturday, per person
$25 for 3 nights, per person
Call and book (606) 464-0177
This a true statement:
One kid said, “You aren’t a teacher. Why do you help so much?” I said, “Because I love you, and to love you, I don’t have to be a teacher do I?”
He hugged me and said, “No — but most people don’t care that don’t have to.” I cried…
Thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to feed these children and show them that Gods people do care, you all make this mission a blessing to so many, what better way to get out.
God’s Love and His Word. Showing and telling, I believe this is his way of letting other know about his love for them.
The Food Backpack Program
Childhood hunger is a silent epidemic that affects nearly 1 in 4 children. For the poorest school-age children, Friday night begins the two day weekend when the school lunch programs are not available and the children have little or nothing to eat. These children come back to school on Mondays, famished and weak, thinking only of the free meal that will come at breakfast and/or lunchtime.
The Food Backpack program provides food to children for use on days when meals are not available, typically weekends and school breaks. Read about the Food Backpack program, and our other great programs.