November 20, 2017

Forcht Bank will “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” again this year, with a food drive beginning now through December 20th, 2017 to help local families in need this holiday season.

The general public is encouraged to drop off canned or nonperishable food items at any of Forcht Bank’s 26 locations throughout Kentucky now through December 20th, 2017. Forcht Bank will be hosting a “Fill Up for Hunger” challenge at multiple grocery stores throughout Kentucky encouraging customers to help them fill up the Ice Cream Machine with food items. All items will be collected and delivered to multiple local food pantries that currently serve the Kentucky community.

In addition to canned and non-perishable food items, monetary donations will be accepted. Last year, Forcht Bank collected 11,584 non-perishable food items and donated $12,000 to different food pantries around Kentucky.

Organizations to receive donations: God’s Pantry (Somerset/Richmond/Burlington/Lexington), Grace on the Hill Food Pantry (Corbin), KCEOC Women’s Shelter (Barbourville), Homeless Shelter (Williamsburg), Come-Unity Cooperative Care (London), Jeffersontown Area Ministries, Southwest Ministries (Dixie), Fairdale Area Ministries, Taylor County Ministerial Association (Campbellsville), Green County Ministerial Association (Greensburg), and Helping Hands (Williamstown).

Forcht Bank (, operates 26 banking centers in Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Madison, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, McCreary and Green County. Forcht Bank has approximately $1 billion in assets, placing it among the largest privately-owned banks based in Kentucky, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).