All proceeds of Jennie Carol's annual run go to support BackPack Kids.
BackPack Kids (BPK) is a grassroots organization under the nonprofit name 'Community Friends Outreach'. BPK serves children in all schools of Danville and Boyle county.
The purpose of BPK is to ensure that hungry children have food to eat on the weekends. Volunteers purchase groceries, pack backpacks, and deliver to local schools weekly. Thanks to an alliance with God’s Pantry in Lexington, BPK is able to purchase items at bulk costs decreasing expenses immensely.
In 2015, BPK nearly doubled its service size and is now providing for over 100 children weekly. Four local churches are involved in a monthly rotation for volunteers. These churches include Centenary United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Indian Hills Christian Church, and Southland Christian Church.
The BackPack Kids program is currently housed at the Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, Kentucky.