With around 622,360 people in Kentucky labeled as food insecure — lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food — 18.6% of those are ages 50 to 59, making the commonwealth the highest-ranked for food insecurity in this age range in the nation, according to a Feeding America Report. According to Tamara
More Kentucky homes deal with hunger than the national average, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report. For the period 2016-18, a recent report found nearly 12% of American households struggled to meet their food needs consistently. By comparison, Kentucky’s rate was nearly 15%.
Another above-average ranking for Kentucky: senior food insecurity. Feeding Kentucky's Executive Director, Tamara Sandberg, discusses the realities and myths surrounding hunger in our state on Eastern Standard. Eastern Standard is WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Eastern Kentucky, hosted by Tom Martin.
[Frankfort, KY] – Aug. 27, 2019 – This September Feeding Kentucky joins Feeding America food banks across the country to take part in Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 40 million Americans, including 12.5 million
When you and your family shop for local produce at your farmers’ market or grocery store this summer, what will you look for? A recent study found most people look for produce without any blemishes. What happens to produce with a cosmetic blemish?
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Kentucky farmers are participating in a statewide program that channels produce to local food banks. The program – one of the first of its kind in the country – pays farmers to harvest, pack and transport produce from the field to families in need.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – As the 2019 growing season in Kentucky kicks off, Feeding Kentucky is calling all Kentucky farmers to participate in the Farms to Food Banks program. The successful Farms to Food Banks program, entering its 9th year, works to reduce food waste by rescuing cosmetically blemished produce and
FRANKFORT, Ky. – More children in Kentucky are getting their breakfast and lunch through federally funded summer nutrition programs, according to a report released today by the Food Research and Action Center. The state has expanded the sites where children can get free summer meals beyond schools – to libraries, YMCAs,
FRANKFORT, Ky- The status of Kentucky’s farm to food banks program was a topic of a committee Wednesday. The Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee heard from Feeding Kentucky on the statistics surrounding food insecurity in Kentucky and how the program brings farm-fresh produce directly to those in need.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — A federal program to help no kid go hungry in the summer kicked off in Kentucky Monday. While most kids are excited when summer break comes around, some are worried where their next meal will come from.“There’s no reason at all for any kid to be