The 2022 KY General Assembly is Happening Now!

Your voice is powerful! Learn more about our policy priorities below and see sample messaging that you can use to email, call, and tweet your support of Kentuckians facing food insecurity. 

Restore Farms to Food Banks Funding

In 2021, the Farms to Food Banks program provided 5.6 million meals of Kentucky grown produce to families in need, all while supporting Kentucky farmers. Funding for the Farms to Food Banks program is being considered by the Kentucky General Assembly this session. We are counting on them to restore the funding to the $600,000/year amount included in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s budget request.

Help ensure that Kentuckians facing food insecurity have access to Kentucky grown produce by sharing our one pager with your legislators and voicing your support for restoring Farms to Food Bank funding.

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Take Action

Make noise on social using the sample tweets below:

  • @FeedingKY #farmstofoodbanks is good for farmers, food banks, and hungry Kentuckians. We are counting on #KYGA22 to restore $600,000/year in funding for this vital hunger-fighting program. #HFKY22
  • Did you know that @FeedingKY #farmstofoodbanks provided 5.6 million meals of Kentucky grown produce to families in need in 2021, all while supporting Kentucky farmers? #HFKY22
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Support School Breakfast

For many Kentucky kids, school meals are the only meals they will eat throughout the day. Despite how important school meals are, we know that only 6 in 10 Kentucky kids who qualify for free and reduced meals are eating breakfast. We are asking the legislature to allow 15 minutes of instructional time to be use for students to consume school breakfast in the class room, which would encourage teachers to set aside time for kids to eat breakfast in the classroom. This ensures that all Kentucky kids have access to at least two meals a day.

Help ensure Kentucky kids have access to school breakfast by sharing our one pager with your legislator and voicing your support for school breakfast as instructional time.

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Take Action

Make noise on social using the sample tweet below:

  • There shouldn’t be any barriers to breakfast in Kentucky schools. Clarify the law to allow students eligible for free and reduced meals to eat breakfast during the first 15 minutes of instructional time if needed. #HFKY22
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