Food Service PACS Newsletters

Newsletters from the Nutritional Outreach and Wholness Program of the Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc.

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About Us

The Murray Independent School System proudly proclaims "a tradition of excellence," extending back over a hundred years, when, in 1872, the first "Murray High School" was built in the center of town by a group of citizens concerned about the education of young people. The school district has been recognized repeatedly for academic excellence...

Our Schools

The Murray City School System is organized into an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. With only three schools, the Murray school system is a small one, a fact which contributes immeasurably to its "tradition of excellence." Small numbers...


Murray Independent School District has enjoyed academic excellence since 1872 when it was founded. Below are just some of the many statistics that separates our district from...


Winning is an important aspect of sports. To achieve success, the Murray Independent School District athletic program provides excellent training, high standards of sportsmanship, a healthy respect for competition, and a strong foundation...

Employment Opportunities

Murray Independent School District is a community of leaders and learners. Our school district represents a great opportunity for educators to grow and develop professionally. Whether you're a recent graduate looking for a first ...


Robert Frost said, 'Home is the place, when you have to go there,they have to take you in.' I like to think of our schools as the place, where, if you get to go there, you know they'll take you in. Fond memories, strong ties...

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Every Student, Every Day -Tradition, Pride, & Excellence Since 1872
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PACS NOW Newsletters

The Nutritional Outreach and Wholeness Program (NOW) of the Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. is designed to teach the low-income consumer to improve their daily dietary practices and to effectively manage their resources through the use of budgeting skills and outreach through community resources.

The PACS NOW program provides nutrition education to Food Stamp recipients, families and individuals through programs, workshops, and in-home nutrition education. Workshop participants learn safe cooking skills, how to prepare nutritious foods, and proper food storage. Budgeting workshops teach individuals how to manage their money and resources thoughout the month teaching families the most effective way to purchase proper nutritious foods. The goal is that families will strive towared self-sufficiency by learning skills and attitudes that will lead to important behavior changes and will contribute to their own personal development and maintain nutritionally sound diets, while decreasing incidences of hunger.

The NOW program also offers programs though the school system. Children learn proper food choices, how to take care of their bodies with physical activity and exercise and personal hygiene though hand washing. This program also aids in increasing scores in the Practical Living section of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) Exam. NOW serves all 120 counties in Kentucky.


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