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Feeding America announces fundraiser for truck

The Associated Press

8/3/2013

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is hoping people will want to have their picture associated with being part of the solution to hunger.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/13sBOcx) reports the Elizabethtown office of the nonprofit agency has begun a capital fundraising campaign called "Picture Yourself Solving Hunger."

The agency says it hopes to raising enough money — about $10,000 — to purchase a new truck to make food deliveries. It has 200 food distribution points in 42 counties in central, south-central and western parts of the state.

The organization says people can send in pictures they take of themselves along with at least a $10 donation and their face will be included on a mural forming a larger photo on the side of the vehicle.

Photos and donations can be submitted at www.fakh.org through Dec. 31.

Development Director Cynthia Louis said each truck is vital to assuring that deliveries are made throughout the state. Refrigerated trucks also help the organization fresh produce to people.

"We couldn't do it without the trucks," she said. "They are on the road every day, Monday through Friday."

The agency is in dire need of more trucks with one broken down and another totaled in an accident when the driver was forced off the road. Louis said insurance would help replace the second truck, but being down by two vehicles has hindered how much help it can offer.

"We're very eager to get our new trucks in soon," she said.

Louis says she plans to participate by sending in photos of herself, her dog and her two cats. She encouraged others to send more than one photo as well.

"It's a fun way to support a good cause," she said. "Everybody loves selfies. Everybody's posting selfies on Facebook, so why not have it riding around 42 counties in Kentucky?"

Information from: The News-Enterprise, http://www.thenewsenterprise.com


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