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Secretary of State’s second annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl food drive to begin October 15

The second annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, a food drive the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is hosting with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) will kick off October 15. “One in six Kentuckians – and even more heartbreaking, one in five Kentucky children – regularly struggle with hunger,” said Secretary of State Alison...

Big Sandy ADD receives first Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl for success in statewide food drive

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and representatives from the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts presented the inaugural Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl on last week, the prize for gathering the most food in a statewide food drive held in October. Big Sandy Area Development District took the overall award having raised nearly 1/3...

Area development districts raise 250,000 lbs of food during ‘Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl’

Kentucky’s area development districts helped raised the equivalent of more than 250,000 pounds of food as part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Monday. Big Sandy Area Development District is the winner of the overall award having raised nearly 1/3 of a pound of food per person in their district. The rural district winner is the Purchase...

Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl challenges local governments to donate food, funds for the hungry

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, God’s Pantry Food Bank CEO Michael Halligan and the state’s regional Area Development Districts will launch the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl at God’s Pantry Food Bank, Monday Sept. 25. This statewide competition challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families suffering from hunger. “One...