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.
More than 300 Kentucky farmers participated in the state’s Farms to Food Banks program last year, and at a recent virtual rally, state officials said they are looking to expand the program to help combat rising food insecurity.
BENTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mediacom Communications today announced that the company is donating $10,000 to Feeding Kentucky to aid the organization’s relief efforts following the devastating tornadoes that tore through the Bluegrass State over the weekend.
As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economic stability of families across the country, this Fall, hundreds of thousands of children — including 1 in 5 right here in Kentucky — could struggle with hunger.
WINCHESTER (Sept. 2, 2021) – A “sweet” donation is bringing smiles to people across the state thanks to a delivery from Perfetti Van Melle North America, maker of candies such as Airheads, Mentos, and more as part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.