Feeding America extends helping hand in Warren County

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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (WBKO) -- The Kentucky's Heartland Chapter of Feeding America regularly provides food to low-income families across 42 Kentucky counties.

Volunteers in Bowling Green helped hand out food Wednesday during Feeding America's monthly food distribution.

One volunteer said he helps out whenever he can.

Dennis Cockrell was once homeless, and he believes his volunteerism can go a long way.

"There shouldn't be any people in this county hungry," he said, "and I know that there are people that go to bed hungry each night. When you feed somebody and you see tears in their eyes, you know it's well worth it."

Watermelons and cantaloupe were provided today through the Farms to Food Banks program, in which money provided by the state of Kentucky is used to buy excess produce from Kentucky farmers.

Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland works with many local food banks and distributes 12.5 million meals every year for nearly 17,000 people during each week.

Food distribution will continue at Lampkin Park on the last Wednesday of every month again in August.

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