"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Mt 25:40
The Kentucky Project is an outreach ministry dedicated to Christ’s command to feed the hungry. Driven by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to physically and spiritually nourish the poor and marginalized families with children in Southeastern Kentucky.
Our goal is to improve their current environment and future opportunities by showing them the love and care of God through our ongoing support.
Ways to Help
The St. Barbara Kentucky Project meets monthly to pack and send food boxes, equivalent to one week’s worth of food, to the neediest families with children in poverty-stricken, southeastern Kentucky. Partnered with the Christian Layman Corps of Greensburg and Church of the Good Shepherd of Campton, Ky., this outreach ministry currently supports 21 families. However, the monthly truck is full of new or gently used donated clothing, household items, furniture, toys, and personal care products that aid countless other needy families in the region.
A special note: Please make sure all donated items are clean, not broken, and are in good condition. A good rule of thumb is to make sure the item is in good enough condition that you would pass it on to your own family and friends.
How to Donate
Donations can be made to the Kentucky Project through our parish online giving opportunity. Individuals may also mail a check, made payable to St. Barbara Church with Kentucky Project denoted in the memo line.
Upcoming packing dates are can be found in the Parish Bulletin. Please see the special note above regarding collection and donation items.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in giving back to this outreach ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 724-744-7474 for details and additional volunteer information. You may also contact Al and Barb Kustra at 724-864-6886 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View some additional photos of The Kentucky Project in action.