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Food insecurity, food bank needs real issues, lawmakers told

August 14th, 2020|

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lawmakers on the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee heard testimony Thursday on COVID-19’s effect on food insecurity and hunger in Kentucky and how state funding has helped meet the needs of hungry Kentuckians across the state.

“As people struggle still not earning as much, still not receiving the benefits they’re used to receiving, … we’re quite concerned about the impact of the pandemic,” said Tamara Sandberg, executive director of Feeding Kentucky.

As of July 21, over 270,000 Kentuckians did not have enough to eat, according to Sandberg’s presentation. Sandberg said that number is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next 12 months. (more…)

As Pandemic Continues, Alarming Rise in Hunger Among KY Older Adults

August 13th, 2020|

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The state’s food banks say they’re seeing an alarming number of adults approaching retirement age who need help putting food on the table because of lost wages or employment due to COVID-19.

Even before the pandemic, Kentucky had the highest rate of food-insecure older adults in the nation, but advocates said more newcomers, many who have never had to rely on food assistance, are now seeking help. (more…)

Opinion: COVID-19 has left millions of Americans without enough food. Here’s how Senate can help.

August 6th, 2020|

As a nation, we have a moral and economic obligation to address child hunger, food insecurity and avoid economic collapse in the wake of COVID-19. While we have different political viewpoints, we strongly agree that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is one of the most effective tools we have to fight the looming health and economic crises facing our great country.

The Senate is at a critical decision point as to how we use this tool. That’s why together, we are calling for a temporary 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits, bound to economic indicators, in the next federal coronavirus relief package. (more…)

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