Bank donates $7K to backpack program for Mayfield, Graves Co. schools

Bank donates $7K to backpack program for Mayfield, Graves Co. schools

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - FNB Bank donated $7,000 to the Feeding America Program benefiting students from Mayfield and Graves County Schools as a result of their 2015 fundraising efforts.

For the past five years, FNB employees from the Graves County offices elected to serve the Feeding America BackPack Program through their philanthropic fundraising efforts. Since 2011, FNB has donated over $19,000 to the Feeding America BackPack Program benefiting qualifying students from Mayfield and Graves County Schools.

FNB employees coordinated and participated in numerous events benefiting Feeding America throughout 2015, including various employee jean days, Wendy's of Mayfield chili lunch, Cookout, Spring Fling Shopping Event, GCHS student car wash and concession sales during the Graves County and Mayfield Battle of the Birds football game.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

The Purchase Area Development District serves as the regional warehouse and distributor for Feeding America – Kentucky's Heartland which uses the funds to serve schools in Hickman, Fulton, Carlisle, and Graves County, with the addition of one school in McCracken County.  PADD works with each school's Family Resource/Youth Services Centers to fulfill the weekly mission of supplying food to the students. In the 2015 school year, the program served over 395 students per week by providing a "BackPack" filled with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food items for the student to take home on weekends and holidays during the school year.  Thanks to FNB efforts and other generous donors, the Mayfield Independent and Graves County Schools are funded for this current school year.

To support one student through the program for an entire year requires $100 to cover all of the program expenses.

To learn more about the Feeding America Program, please contact Clay Black, Commodities and Food Bank Coordinator with the PADD office at 270-251-6141or by e-mail at

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