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
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
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
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A proposed rule in the Kentucky Department of Public Health would raise the permitting fees for small-scale food producers in the commonwealth. Some producers worry the increase could put them out of business.