Families are being forced to stretch their SNAP dollars due to inflation, and advocates say they want Congress to tackle the issue in the 2023 farm bill. Lawmakers are expected to begin working soon on the legislation, which focuses primarily on food-and-farming.
Anti-hunger advocates in Kentucky are hoping to hear ambitious policies, ideas and plans to tackle food insecurity in a conference this week on hunger hosted by the Biden administration.
September is Hunger Action Month, and experts say the issue of putting food on the table has never been more important, as families search for ways to get by with less amid inflation and flood-recovery efforts that continue in the eastern part of Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has received a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help support local producers and provide food for Kentuckians who need it most.
Kentucky’s Farms to Food Banks program is off to a healthy start this season, with 49 farmers already participating. Farms to Food Banks buys what’s called “ugly produce.” It’s fresh and healthy, just not visually perfect enough for many grocery stores. The program pays farmers a price that generally covers
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – The child food insecurity rate is more than 20 percent in more than half of all Kentucky counties and is highest in Magoffin county. WYMT spoke with Kate McDonald, the Director of Feeding Kentucky’s No Kid Hungry campaign, who said the summer meal programs families are familiar
FRANKFORT (April 28, 2022) – On Tuesday, April 26, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its fourth annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, bringing in more than $240,000 in charitable donations to help fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. In just four years, this event has already raised more than
Frankfort, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) –A bill to remove the “barriers to breakfast” in Kentucky schools passed the General Assembly today and is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. SB151 gives Kentucky school districts the option to allow students to eat during the first 15 minutes of instructional time.
Senate lawmakers are considering updating existing legislation to allow kids to eat breakfast at school 15 minutes after the bell.
FRANKFORT, Ky. A Kentucky nonprofit wants lawmakers to tackle food insecurity for students. “Feeding Kentucky” has partnered with state representatives to introduce Senate Bill 151 and House Bill 435 to ensure students on free and reduced lunch receive breakfast within the first 15 minutes of class.