Walmart to award grants to 10 Kentucky nonprofits during ‘Day of Giving’ Nov. 20 at state capitol

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” at the Kentucky State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. Monday, awarding 10 nonprofits a Walmart Foundation Kentucky State Giving Grant. The Walmart Day of Giving, featuring local elected officials, will award grants totaling $503,000 to following organizations: • Purchase Area Development District – $108,000 • Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland – $80,000 •...

Food pantries in five Eastern Kentucky counties receive donated freezers as part of hunger initiative

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles brought a little hope to Eastern Kentucky’s less fortunate on this week when he helped deliver freezers donated by Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank to food pantries in five counties. “Thanks to the generosity of these agricultural lenders, food pantries throughout the Commonwealth will be able to accept donations of meats and other frozen foods,”...

Two agricultural lenders donate chest freezers to more than 120 food pantries across Kentucky

In every Kentucky community, urban and rural, there’s a food insecurity problem. One in six Kentuckians is not always sure where their next meal is coming from. For children, the number is one in five. To help solve this challenge, agricultural lenders Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank are providing chest freezers to more than 120 food pantries across the state. The freezers will enable increased...

Bevin announces new NGA partnership to help reduce child hunger in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has selected Kentucky as one of only 10 states to participate in a learning lab on state strategies to reduce childhood hunger. “The Commonwealth has taken steps to begin addressing the unacceptable problem of childhood hunger,” said Bevin. “In 2016, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan...

State Agriculture Department proposes legislation to provide incentives, protection in fight against hunger

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has proposed legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians. “These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force,...

Commentary: Ultimate goal initiative is to raise awareness of the hunger problem in Kentucky

By Ryan Quarles Special to KyForward The Kentucky Hunger Initiative got off to a great start in 2016. We convened the Hunger Task Force, a group of leaders from agriculture, government, business, education, charitable organizations, and the faith community, to apply their unique skills and experiences to take on hunger in Kentucky. >We held 10 regional meetings throughout the Commonwealth to study...