BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- The efforts of this year's “Hope for Homeless” event have been felt throughout our community.
Today, representatives from both county and city schools, loaded their cars with food collected by the Realtors Association this past weekend.
The volunteers lived in tents, raising awareness about hunger and homelessness in our community.
Food was collected for Hotel Inc. and Family Resource Centers to fill food pantries for the summer.
"A lot of this will be used for our back pack program because it will be individual type stuff that the kids can go home and fix themselves. A lot of times when they come in, in the afternoon, there might not be anyone there," said Janice Lockwood, Briarwood Elementary School's Family Resource Coordinator.
"How we're going to use the food in the city schools is we're going to save it and this summer we're going to have food give aways," said Dena Holland, Dishman McGinnis Elementary's Family Resource Coordinator.
Hope for Homeless exceeded its goal of gathering 16,000 pounds of food. Event officials are still crunching the numbers, but already say this year's event collected more food than in years past.