KY School Nutrition Directors Face Red-Tape Hurdles Feeding Kids
Red tape and other hurdles are getting in the way, especially for those children who aren’t getting nutritious meals at home, the people in charge of keeping kids fed in
Advocates observe Hunger Free Kentucky Day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Advocates fighting hunger across Kentucky, representatives of food banks, elected officials, and others gathered at the State Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to observe Hunger Free Kentucky
Commissioner Quarles to host ‘Serving Up Solutions’ dinner to benefit state’s hungry
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2023) – Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles will host a Kentucky Hunger Initiative dinner in February to benefit food-insecure Kentuckians.
Inflation Has Hit Kentucky SNAP Recipients Hard
Families are being forced to stretch their SNAP dollars due to inflation, and advocates say they want Congress to tackle the issue in the 2023 farm bill. Lawmakers are expected to begin working soon on
Kentucky anti-hunger advocates hope to see ambitious plans at White House hunger conference
Anti-hunger advocates in Kentucky are hoping to hear ambitious policies, ideas and plans to tackle food insecurity in a conference this week on hunger hosted by the Biden administration.
Inflation Pushes More Kentuckians to Rely on Food Pantries
September is Hunger Action Month, and experts say the issue of putting food on the table has never been more important, as families search for ways to get by with less
$5.4 million USDA grant to serve food-insecure Kentuckians and disadvantaged producers
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
Kentucky Farms to Food Banks season starting out strong
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
Looming hunger cliff for Kentucky families
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
Clays for a Cause raises more than $240,000 for Kentucky Hunger Initiative
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
Bill to remove ‘barriers to breakfast’ passes in KY General Assembly
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
Statewide Push to Update Laws, Remove “Barriers to Breakfast” for KY Kids
Senate lawmakers are considering updating existing legislation to allow kids to eat breakfast at school 15 minutes after the bell.
Kentucky nonprofit advocating for bill that would ensure students don’t miss out on meals
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
KY Officials Urge Expanding ‘Farms to Food Banks’, Upgrading Pantries
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
Mediacom Honors Tornado Restoration Efforts of Local Employees with $10,000 Donation
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
How school meals fight hunger and create a sense of community for Kentucky kids
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
‘Sweet’ donation brings treats to Kentucky food banks
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
Hunger Action Month Kicks Off
Every September Feeding Kentucky and the network of food banks around the nation stand together to fight hunger. The month is known as Hunger Action Month, and it’s a month to spread the word,
Food insecurity brings together Kentucky state, local leaders to find solutions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —State and local leaders gathered Tuesday to talk about ways to end food insecurity in the Louisville Metro and across Kentucky.
38 KY schools, orgs receive No Kid Hungry grants
Schools and organizations receive nearly $1 million From No Kid Hungry Kentucky to feed kids amidst COVID-19. Read more.
Senators Should Support Summer Feeding Programs
For the 1 in 5 kids who may face hunger today in Kentucky, summer is usually the hungriest time of year. This summer, however, may be a different story because new benefits and temporary
Kentucky Ag Commissioner Helps Kick off Dairy Month
While navigating hardships and uncertainty of their own, dairy farmers across the state partnered with local food banks and other agencies to donate milk and dairy products to offset hunger
Kentucky Farms to Food Banks Starts Season with Solid Budget to Buy ‘Ugly Produce’ and Protein Items
A perfect appearance isn’t everything when it comes to produce. The Kentucky Farms to Food Banks program proves that by purchasing what’s affectionately called ‘ugly produce.’ That’s fruits and vegetables with a bruise or imperfect shape that
Kentucky Legal Community Raises Over 400,000 Meals for Food Banks
Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the Kentucky legal community raised the equivalent of over 400,000 meals through donations of food, funds, and volunteer time during the fifth annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy campaign.