FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) — A new rule set to go into effect April 1 could boot 40,000 Kentuckians off the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program if recipients can’t find work. Roughly 688,000 others nationwide are in the same boat.
It’s been 50 years since the death of 9-year-old Bobby Ellis. He was just 22 pounds when he died from malnutrition. His death rocked the community and soon after, led to the creation of the Dare to Care food bank. Nicki Ellis, who lost her brother Bobby says she’s at
Receiving protein-rich food from their local food pantry can help those struggling with hunger to get through a tough patch.
God’s Pantry Food Bank is excited to host our 16th annual Sharing Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and this year is special because we’re expanding! For the first time, you can participate at our Lexington Warehouse or our Southeast Regional Distribution Center in London! This year, more than 400 participants will assemble over 5,000 Thanksgiving boxes for
Join us to benefit God's Pantry Food Bank at Edley's BBQ! The first 100 guests to bring a most-wanted food item will receive a $5 Edley's gift card! Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails, giveaways and more. PLUS receive 10% off all food items this evening only! Let's fill those blue barrels for those in need
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up to raise awareness about “Cook Wild Kentucky,” a new recipe card series from the University of Kentucky’s (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment aimed at educating Kentuckians on how to prepare wild game.
Frankfort, KY-20,164 low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in Kentucky in October 2019. This is a 17 percent increase from the previous year, according to Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group). The report measures how many children participated in
With around 622,360 people in Kentucky labeled as food insecure — lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food — 18.6% of those are ages 50 to 59, making the commonwealth the highest-ranked for food insecurity in this age range in the nation, according to a Feeding America Report. According to Tamara
More Kentucky homes deal with hunger than the national average, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report. For the period 2016-18, a recent report found nearly 12% of American households struggled to meet their food needs consistently. By comparison, Kentucky’s rate was nearly 15%.
Another above-average ranking for Kentucky: senior food insecurity. Feeding Kentucky's Executive Director, Tamara Sandberg, discusses the realities and myths surrounding hunger in our state on Eastern Standard. Eastern Standard is WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Eastern Kentucky, hosted by Tom Martin.