WINCHESTER (Sept. 2, 2021) – A “sweet” donation is bringing smiles to people across the state thanks to a delivery from Perfetti Van Melle North America, maker of candies such as Airheads, Mentos, and more as part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —State and local leaders gathered Tuesday to talk about ways to end food insecurity in the Louisville Metro and across Kentucky.
While navigating hardships and uncertainty of their own, dairy farmers across the state partnered with local food banks and other agencies to donate milk and dairy products to offset hunger in their communities.
Kentucky Farms to Food Banks Starts Season with Solid Budget to Buy ‘Ugly Produce’ and Protein Items
A perfect appearance isn’t everything when it comes to produce. The Kentucky Farms to Food Banks program proves that by purchasing what’s affectionately called ‘ugly produce.’ That’s fruits and vegetables with a bruise or imperfect shape that makes it hard to sell to grocery stores that want to display ‘perfect’ produce.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky will soon receive an extra $12.8 million per month for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits program, and groups fighting hunger in the state say the increase will especially help feed more children.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Serving Up Solutions fundraiser is going forward this year, but with a twist. Instead of an in-person dinner to raise funds to combat Kentucky’s food insecurity, the Department is encouraging individuals to give online during a Virtual Day of Giving set
FRANKFORT, Ky. — As the food-insecurity crisis continues, Kentucky growers are stepping in to fill the void. Last year 371 farmers participated in the state’s Farms to Food Banks program, and advocates say a funding boost could help…
In this season of giving, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles encourages Kentuckians to remember Kentucky food banks and their partners. “In Kentucky, there are nearly 700,000 Kentuckians, including nearly 200,000 children, who struggle with hunger,” Quarles said in a press release. “That means one in seven adults and one
When the ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter had to close in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the facility still fed the public, passing meals and boxes of food through its doors to those who needed them.
Study Shows State and Local Food Insecurity Reached Lowest Levels Since Study’s Inception 10 Years Ago
Frankfort – June 3, 2020 – After nearly ten years, food insecurity levels for most communities across the country, including Kentucky, had reached their lowest levels in 2018, according to a study released by Feeding America. Map the Meal Gap, released today by Feeding America, is the only study that