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
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