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
With a new growing season underway, the ninth annual Farms to Food Banks program is as well. Feeding Kentucky, formerly known as the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, is calling on Kentucky farmers to participate. The program works to reduce food waste by rescuing cosmetically blemished produce and distributing it
Kentucky has the nation’s highest rate of food insecurity among residents 50 to 59 years old, according to Feeding America’s first-time effort to document hunger in older adults. Nearly 19 percent of the state’s older adults are food insecure, and another 9 percent are “very low food secure.” The national
Kentucky has the highest rate of food insecurity for people in their 50s. That’s according to a new report from nonprofit Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
A new study finds Kentucky has the highest rate of older adult food insecurity in the nation. The report, Hunger Among Adults, released today shows Kentucky’s food insecurity rate among adults age 50-59 was 18.6% while the national rate was 11.3%. The data are from 2017, the most recent year
The Map the Meal Gap 2019 report by Feeding America shows that Kentucky has more than 650,000 residents who are food insecure. A food pantry in Bardstown is helping to close that meal gap for 700 local families who choose their own groceries.
In Kentucky, nearly one in five children does not know where his or her next meal will come from. Although the rate of food insecurity has been on a downward trend in Kentucky over the last three years, according to Feeding America’s 2019 Map the Meal Gap study, the rate
BEREA, Ky. – More than 600,000 Kentuckians, many of them children, are going hungry, according to a new “Map the Meal Gap” report by the group Feeding America. The report, which looked at food insecurity in all 120 counties in the state, found Magoffin County had the highest rate of food insecurity,
BEREA, Ky. (WKYT) – A new report shows Kentucky children are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. The report by Feeding America was released Wednesday. The group identifies food insecurities across the country in its “Map the Meal Gap 2019” report. At 14.9%, the report shows Kentucky’s food-insecurity rate is higher than