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…
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A rally took place online Thursday to help fight food insecurity in Kentucky. Local and state leaders joined in the discussion virtually.
Despite the rigors of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Kentucky Agriculture is strong, says Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. “No one could have predicted the turbulent and wild year the United States has seen in 2020,” he said. “During this year, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture was
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
“Congress has been fighting about an extra stimulus package since the summer and meanwhile, children are going hungry, families are worried about losing their homes,” Lisa Davis, senior vice president of the No Kid Hungry Campaign, told ABC News. “If kids continue to go hungry, at this rate, it’s because