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 harvesting, packing and transporting.
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 with may look different this year.