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New reports show food insecurity among adults in Kentucky is among highest in the nation

As part of Older Americans Month, Feeding Kentucky and God’s Pantry Food Bank released the Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2017 and The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2017, two studies about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America®. The reports shed light on the extent to which food insecurity, or lack of access to nutritious food, affects seniors in...

Serving Up Solutions Dinner in Frankfort will benefit Kentucky’s hungry, focus on finding answers

United States Ambassador Kelly Craft, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Joe Craft, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, State Representative Phillip Pratt, and State Senator Robin Webb will host a Hunger Initiative dinner in January to benefit food-insecure Kentuckians. Quarles Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin are scheduled to serve as the featured guests at the first Serving...

God’s Pantry Food Bank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

God’s Pantry Food Bank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times...

Chef John Foster: ‘Go Orange’ this month
to bring attention to hunger in America

  Imagine, if you can, the grocery store or the local farmers market as an assembly line in a factory. Each aisle contains the parts you need to build a …(fill in the blank).   In building a simple meal, for example, most if not all of the parts are there, and we can easily purchase them. In my case, I would prefer to do a bit more finish work on the parts, cooking being my love and...

Kentucky hunger problem not getting better as debate continues over assistance program

  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   While debate goes on in Washington over proposed spending cuts to the nation’s largest food assistance program, legislators in Kentucky recently heard of how great the food insecurity issue is closer to home.   Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks told the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture that funding is needed...

Letter carriers will once again try to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with 21st annual food drive

By Judah Taylor KyForward intern   Letter carriers will be on the lookout for more than just letters and packages in mailboxes this weekend.   This Saturday marks the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive — the largest single-day food drive in the nation — and the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging Kentuckians and other Americans to participate by leaving nonperishable foods out by...