The Floyd Memorial Foundation and the Floyd Memorial Auxiliary each recently contributed $17,500 to the Floyd County “Blessing in a Backpack” food program aimed at fighting hunger to all students grades K -5 in their school district (about 2,215 children in 13 schools who qualify for the Free/Reduced Price Meal program.
“We are proud to partner with such a worthy organization,” said Ruth Heideman, Executive Director of the Floyd Memorial Foundation. It is difficult to think that children in our community have been going hungry, but through the “Blessing in Backpack” program, we can make a difference!”
In addition to these contributions, Southern Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino will host a very special lunch with celebrity chef Paula Deen on Sunday, September 25 at Noon aimed at raising additional funds. Taking place in the main showroom inside the legendary casino in Elizabeth, IN, patrons will enjoy a cooking show while raising money for “Blessings in a Backpack”. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Blessings in a Backpack website at www.blessingsinabackpack.org/paulalunch. Tickets are $80 per person, and VIP Tickets are $110 for reserved seating, autographed cookbook, photo opportunities and more.