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Volunteers stuff backpacks full of supplies for distribution to area students

Local efforts are part of LG&E annual school supply event

07-27-2017

Editor’s Note: Backpacks will be assembled this Friday. Full details are below. Best time for visuals will be Friday starting at 4:30 p.m. 

Please call the LG&E and KU media line at 502-627-4999 for security access if you plan to attend. 


Backpack Assembly 

Who:   For the 16th year, nearly 100 employees of Louisville Gas and Electric Company will partner with local nonprofit organizations – The Lord’s Kitchen and Feed the City – to assemble and distribute nearly 2,000 backpacks with necessary school supplies. An additional 4,300 backpacks will be made available at various school resource centers and community service organizations in Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

Friday, July 28, Backpack Assembly: Volunteers will begin stuffing backpacks with supplies at 4:30 p.m. at LG&E’s Broadway Office Complex, located at 820 W. Broadway.

Backpack Distribution Events: This year, to best serve those families in need of the supplies, LG&E will deliver backpacks direct to community partners who will each hold their own backpack distributions ahead of the start to the school year. Current plans are as follows:

  • The Lord’s Kitchen – Backpacks will be distributed daily from Wednesday, August 2 until the first day of school, while supplies last. One backpack will be given per child on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies can be picked up behind the building located at 1811 Standard Ave.
  • Feed the City – A single day backpack distribution will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1100 S. 26th Street from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. One backpack will be given per child on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Background

These backpack assembly and distribution events are part of annual companywide backpack distribution efforts organized by LG&E and its sister utility, Kentucky Utilities Company.  Before students return to school, more than 13,000 backpacks will be distributed by employee volunteers and community partners during back-to-school events across Kentucky. 

 

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Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve nearly 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 324,000 natural gas and 407,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 549,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.

For further information: call the LG&E and KU media hotline at 502–627–4999.

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