Owsley County Outreach
is a 501c3 nonprofit.
Owsley County Outreach
P.O. Box 133
Booneville, KY 41314
Office: (606) 593-8292
Cell: (606) 493-6007
The Seniors Care Program provides food and clothing to
low-income seniors. Read more...
55.49% of Owsley County's children live at or below the national poverty line.
Read more about how Owsley County Outreach is helping...
The Food Backpack Program sends filled backpacks home each weekend with seven easily prepared meals, and two to three snacks with the children. Read more...
The Clothing Program provides clothing to
children and seniors. Read more...
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?
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 be a volunteer Please contact us at 606-593-8292
If coming from another state and need a place for you and you and a group;
Contact Dallas & Pauline Montgomery for a wonderful, clean and safe place to stay:
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.
What do you see when you look
into this child’s eyes? We see hunger!
55.49% of Owsley County’s
children live at or below the
national poverty level.
All students now receive
a free lunch.
70% of child support payments
go uncollected each year.
A donation of $5.00 will fill a backpack that will feed a child for a weekend. long as we continue to receive food donation the cost will stay at $5.00 per child
if not food donation then it will be $7.50 per child.
Needs we now have the need of a new transmission for our van or a different one, this van is used to pick up large quantities of food at a time in Lexington
600 to q 1000 pounds at once this is a 4 week supply of juice, cereal, milk etc. KY Colonials has given us a grant for $11,000, matching grant, if we can raise that the will match it for a used van.
"Hunger doesn't end when the school bell rings and gap periods, like the summer months, often present
nutritional challenges to children from low-income households," said
Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack.
Read more about our programs,
and the ways we are feeding and caring for the people of Owsley County.