Dirt to dinner table

Dirt to dinner table

This week on Kentucky's Backroads we take you from dirt to dinner table to see how the Farms to Foodbanks program in the state is making potentially unused produce productive in the fight against hunger.
There’s nothing better than a good old fashion meal straight from the garden.  With that in mind there’s an effort underway in Kentucky to use farm fresh to help feed the needy.  This week on Kentucky’s Backroads we take you from the dirt of a farm field to a food bank where hungry families pick up their groceries, including some fresh Kentucky grown produce and fruit.
 
The program will put $340,000 in the pocket of about 250 Kentucky farmers this year, cutting down on waste, by purchasing at cut rates produce which may go unused if the program was not in place.  Farmers deliver their produce to seven food bank distribution centers which in turn supply around 1,000 programs which serve low income families.

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