God’s Pantry Food Bank is excited to host our 16th annual Sharing Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and this year is special because we’re expanding! For the first time, you can participate at our Lexington Warehouse or our Southeast Regional Distribution Center in London! This year, more than 400 participants will assemble over 5,000 Thanksgiving boxes for
Join us to benefit God's Pantry Food Bank at Edley's BBQ! The first 100 guests to bring a most-wanted food item will receive a $5 Edley's gift card! Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails, giveaways and more. PLUS receive 10% off all food items this evening only! Let's fill those blue barrels for those in need
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up to raise awareness about “Cook Wild Kentucky,” a new recipe card series from the University of Kentucky’s (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment aimed at educating Kentuckians on how to prepare wild game.
Frankfort, KY-20,164 low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in Kentucky in October 2019. This is a 17 percent increase from the previous year, according to Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group). The report measures how many children participated in
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.