Hunger Free KY Day 2021

Hunger Free Kentucky Day may have looked a little different this year, but Kentuckians facing food insecurity need our help now more than ever! Feeding America estimates that because of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, food insecurity rates in Kentucky have risen by 40%.

Highlights of the Day:
  • Over 100 anti-hunger advocates and leading policymakers from across Kentucky came together to be a voice for our neighbors at risk of hunger and many met with elected officials throughout the day.
  • We heard from key leaders such as Agriculture Commissioner Quarles, Senator Hornback, Representative Heath, Attorney General Cameron, and Governor Beshear.
  • We heard testimony from Alisha Mays, a PhD student at the University of Kentucky who has been affected by hunger.
  • January 28, 2021, was declared as Hunger Free Kentucky Day by Governor Beshear.
  • Governor Beshear made a surprise donation of nearly $16,000 to Feeding Kentucky. These funds were leftover from the Beshear-Coleman inaugural fund.