COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the ways in which our Kentucky kids and families work, learn, socialize, and go about their daily lives. Throughout this crisis, Feeding Kentucky’s network of food banks has worked tirelessly to provide 79 million meals to Kentuckians in need. Our food banks, however,
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused childhood hunger to soar to record-level highs. One in 4 children in Kentucky could face hunger this year because of this health and economic crisis. But hunger is a problem we can actually fix. If Congress temporarily increases SNAP benefits 15%, families in need would
Dare to Care Food Bank and the Anthem Foundation are teaming up to fill a growing gap in volunteers and dollars needed to feed the rising number of people facing food insecurity in Kentuckiana. The Anthem Foundation has issued the Dollars For Doers Challenge to the entire 13-county region by matching every
With everything going on this year, this is the perfect time to take a breather and think about what matters most and how to help others. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are a lot of people who really need a bit of extra help this year. Here are some ways
“Prior to the pandemic and the business closures (which forced) layoffs and furloughs (as a result) from our efforts to stop the spread (of COVID), there were already one-in-seven of our Kentucky neighbors who were dealing with food insecurity. One-in-five of those were children,” Kurt Reiber, Board Chair of Feeding Kentucky,
Karena Cash, Advocacy Coordinator for Feeding Kentucky, said she believes the situation will worsen, as it becomes clear lawmakers won’t pass the next federal coronavirus relief package until after the election. As rent relief runs out and eviction moratoriums expire, she said, more families are in danger of skipping meals
Study shows nutrition education for low-income people in eight Southeast states resulted in healthier diets and better budgeting
“Healthy foods can be expensive, and a SNAP budget is modest. But SNAP-Ed is helping low-income Americans in the Southeast make strategic choices that stretch their food dollars and empower them to choose more fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods,” Amy DeLisio, director of the Public Health Institute’s Center
During 2019, Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry collected over 85,000 pounds of venison from 2100 deer, producing 343,000 meals for Murray’s Need Line and other food banks and organizations like Dare to Care, Feeding Kentucky, and the Department of Agriculture’s Hunger Initiative. That isn’t enough to solve Kentucky’s hunger problem,
Feeding Kentucky, a nonprofit with a mission to alleviate hunger across the Bluegrass State, reports that food insecurity is a reality for one in 10 residents age 60 and older. Elder refugees in Kentucky face an ever higher risk of hunger due to language barriers and lack of transportation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed a decade of progress in the fight to end hunger in Kentucky, according to data from the group Feeding America. Today, Gov. Andy Beshear signs a proclamation declaring September Hunger Action Month.