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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — Three Kentucky charities aimed at fighting food insecurity and hunger are getting a big financial boost at a time when food banks around the country are struggling to keep up with the rising demand for their services.
Kentucky TV, radio stations unite in statewide fundraising drive to combat hunger amid COVID-19 pandemic
FRANKFORT, KY – Television and radio stations throughout Kentucky are uniting in a statewide fundraising drive — Kentucky Broadcasters Uniting Against Hunger — to combat hunger and food bank shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workplaces across the state are closing as a way to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a result, the need for food in Kentucky is rising.
For the second year in a row, Kentucky has ranked fifth on the Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard.
LOUISVILLE — Many Kentuckians are simply a lost job, new baby, accident or illness away from qualifying for Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) — “safety net” programs that exist to catch us when we fall and sustain
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear and groups that work to end hunger rally today in Frankfort, highlighting the fact that one in seven Kentuckians is considered “food insecure.”
FRANKFORT — A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers joined forces Monday to pack more than 2,000 bags of food for Kentucky children at risk of hunger as a hat tip and encouragement to ailing House Majority Leader John “Bam” Carney.