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
Frankfort, KY- Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that the Kentucky legal community raised the equivalent of 400,000 meals through donations of funds and volunteer time during the third annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy. Lawyers and staff competed outside the courtroom for eight days to raise resources for the Feeding
(KFVS) – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has issued a grant to help several Kentucky food pantries on Monday, April 15. According to KDA, Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that 25 food pantries will have additional cold storage space thanks to this grant.
LOUISVILLE– The data is in and the number of people receiving SNAP benefits is down in Kentucky. But health advocates say it isn’t actually good news. The number of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients is down 12 percent overall, and among what are being called ‘able-bodied adults without dependents’ it’s
FRANKFORT (3/29/19) – The second annual Serving Up Solutions dinner in February raised $46,235 in ticket sales and sponsorships, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced. The dinner benefited Feeding Kentucky (formerly the Kentucky Association of Food Banks), Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, and GleanKY. Proceeds amounted to more than double
Nearly one in six Kentuckians — including one in five Kentucky children — don’t know where their next meal will come from at some point in the year. That’s why I launched the Kentucky Hunger Initiative nearly three years ago: to combat the unfortunate reality that so many of our friends and neighbors
Eastern Kentucky farmers interested in applying to participate in a special Farms to Food Banks pilot project should apply by April 5 at FeedingKy.org.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day.