About GO Pantry

We believe that "to those whom are given much, much is required." 
(Luke 12:49)

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We are volunteers living out God's call to love people.  Specifically, we are loving kids in our community by providing to some who are struggling to meet a very basic need - finding food to eat.  We believe that "to those whom are given much, much is required."  (Luke 12:49)  Our "much" includes time and resources to create a mobile pantry that fills the gap for children relying on the school system for basic food needs.  ​​

We are also moms and the thought of hungry kids keeps us up at night.  Hunger is a bigger problem in our community than you might think.  The thought of one hungry child brings pulls our heart strings.  The idea of many makes us get up and do something.  



We provide food to Boone County children who do not have enough to eat at home.  All of the kids we help with the GO BOXES (school break food boxes) and GO BAGS (weekend food packs delivered during the school year)  are referred to our program by the Family Resource Officer / Guidance Counselar at their school.  For reasons identified by the school, the children we help with the GO BOXES and GO BAGS will not receive the food they need on the days that school is not open. During the school year these kids receive breakfast and lunch during the school day.  When school is not in session, many of them do not eat.  GO Pantry is stepping up to provide food to these children when it is not available to them at school.  

There are lots of great organizations helping to feed people in our community.  The reason there are so many pantries and churches trying to feed people is because the need is so great. For now our primary focus is children in Boone County.  We live in this community and strive to make a positive impact on kids in our area by providing food to those who are hungry. ​
 
  
 Hundreds of volunteers serve our community through GO Pantry each year.
  
  

Kentucky State Wide Food Drive

Alison Lundergan Grimes, 38, can't remember a time in her life when hunger wasn't an issue.

As a child, the now Kentucky Secretary of State spent many a Thanksgiving holiday volunteering at the Salvation Army feeding those in need. 
"The lines have never gotten shorter," Grimes said. "Statewide one in five Kentuckians don't know where their next meal is coming from. What's even scarier is that one in four Kentucky children don't know where their next meal is coming from."

Get the facts about hunger in Kentucky

Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people struggle with hunger in every county and congressional district in Kentucky. They could be our neighbors, kids in our children's classes – the possibilities go on.

For more information visit:   http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/kentucky/

Let's end childhood hunger -- and the shame that goes with it

On Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C., I testified at a public hearing for a subcommittee on nutrition about my family's experience receiving governmental assistance with food stamps and free and reduced lunches. That five-minute testimony was an important part of my continued effort to fight the social stigma involved around participating in these programs.

To read the complete article regarding Ruth's testimony -  http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/14210424/ruth-riley-fights-end-childhood-hunger-shame-goes-it
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