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Feeding Kentucky welcomes new Executive Director

January 19th, 2021|

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Feeding Kentucky’s Board of Directors has announced Katrina Thompson as the new executive director.

According to Feeding Kentucky, Thompson is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years experience in the psychiatric, mental health, substance use disorder, legislative advocacy, and maternal and child health fields.

“We’re all excited to have found such an excellent candidate with a wealth of relevant experience, and we are thrilled to have Katrina join the team,” said Board Chair Kurt Reiber. “A special thanks goes to our Search Committee, which included board members, who supported the search and hiring process. We are confident Katrina is the right leader to work alongside staff, board, and our entire state as we enter a new phase of advocacy and growth.” (more…)

Quarles reflects on the impacts of 2020 for Kentucky agriculture

January 7th, 2021|

Despite the rigors of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Kentucky Agriculture is strong, says Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

“No one could have predicted the turbulent and wild year the United States has seen in 2020,” he said. “During this year, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture was able to make progress on key priorities for the agriculture community, while also coming together to fight the coronavirus pandemic.”


Louisville food bank sees historic demand as pandemic persists

December 29th, 2020|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – As the pandemic is pushing more families to seek relief from empty cupboards, the Dare to Care food bank is seeing historic demand.

“The need for food assistance that we’re seeing today is higher than it’s ever been in Dare to Care’s 50-year history,” Stan Siegwald, a spokesperson for the organization, said. “We saw an immediate spike in March, and it’s really stayed there.”

Siegwald said demand has grown more dire than during the height of the Great Recession, adding that requests for donations are currently up 20 percent over last year.


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