Kentucky residents age 50 and older are more vulnerable to food insecurity than any other state’s 50-plus population, according to two new studies released by Feeding America.
Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville.
There is no escaping the fact that an alarming number of Kentuckians are struggling against unprecedented hardships, including hunger, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of children are missing out on school meals — one of the few reliable sources of nutrition for far too many Kentucky kids.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced the donation of more than 560,000 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hunger Initiative. “Kentucky agriculture continues to step up to the plate to fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Agriculture
FRANKFORT, KY – Feeding Kentucky has purchased 3,408 pounds of Kentucky ground beef with funds from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s historic half-million-dollar donation as part of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger Initiative. The purchase translates into more than 13,000 4-ounce hamburger patties that will go to vulnerable Kentuckians during
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) — The USDA is preparing to place $2 billion more a month into America’s monthly food stamp payouts. Officials say the move could take a heavy load off the new roles food banks are facing. Currently, the monthly U.S. payout sits at $4.5 billion.
Kentucky and West Virginia have recently been added to a federal pilot program to allow food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online, and Ohio Valley anti-hunger advocates say it’s a good move to improve food accessibility amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Frankfort, KY– Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced today that the Kentucky legal community raised the equivalent of 300,000 meals through donations of food, funds, and volunteer time during the fourth annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy campaign.