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More Louisville families than ever need help this holiday season. Here’s how you can help.

November 10th, 2020|

With everything going on this year, this is the perfect time to take a breather and think about what matters most and how to help others. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are a lot of people who really need a bit of extra help this year. Here are some ways to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need across the Louisville area this holiday season. (more…)

Pandemic increasing food insecurity

October 26th, 2020|

“Prior to the pandemic and the business closures (which forced) layoffs and furloughs (as a result) from our efforts to stop the spread (of COVID), there were already one-in-seven of our Kentucky neighbors who were dealing with food insecurity. One-in-five of those were children,” Kurt Reiber, Board Chair of Feeding Kentucky, said. “What we have witnessed as a result of the pandemic is an increase in demand of between 35 and 65%, depending on where you live in the commonwealth.” (more…)

Free School Meals Extended, But KY Food Banks Expect Rise in Need

October 14th, 2020|

Karena Cash, Advocacy Coordinator for Feeding Kentucky, said she believes the situation will worsen, as it becomes clear lawmakers won’t pass the next federal coronavirus relief package until after the election. As rent relief runs out and eviction moratoriums expire, she said, more families are in danger of skipping meals to cover housing and utility expenses.
“And people are willing to defer those payments for food in order to make sure there’s a roof over their head, so rent relief is huge,” she said. “The longer we push the federal relief package down the road, the more families in Kentucky are going to suffer.” (more…)

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