Chick-fil-A and Bridges Christian Church Are Fighting Hunger in Kentucky

Robert Andrescik News

ASHLAND, Ky. — Parishioners at Bridges Christian Church in Russell, Kentucky, will join in the battle against hunger in America by packaging 20,000 meals for hungry families in their community.

The Hunger Project is being sponsored by Chick-fil-A’s store in nearby Ashland, in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE).

The relationship between Chick-fil-A and the congregation is a long-standing one. The corporation sponsors several WinShape camps nationwide, and one of their most popular camps operates out of Bridges Christian Church.

In Boyd County, where Ashland is located, 16 percent of the residents don’t know where their next meal will come from. The total population of Boyd County is close to 49,000. This means that about 8,000 people in Ashland are at risk of going hungry.

“With this Hunger Project, volunteers are making a real difference right in their own backyards,” says Dave Green, CEO of FCE.

Bridges Christian Church planned this Hunger Project to be intergenerational, with volunteers ranging from middle and high school students to senior citizens. Students at the church are donating funds raised during a recent rummage sale to FCE.

This Hunger Project is one of hundreds happening around the country this fall, including the recent 9/11 Day of Service in New York, where 2,000 New Yorkers came together with FCE’s domestic feeding arm, U.S. Hunger, and packaged 505,728 meals for families, seniors and veterans at risk of hunger.