Kentucky farmers donated enough produce for 5 million meals in 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Farmers across the state donated more than 3 million pounds of produce to food banks in 2019.

Officials with the nonprofit organization, Feeding Kentucky, say the donations were through its Farms to Food Banks program.

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The organization says 340 Kentucky farmers participated, which helped distribute produce to people at risk of hunger in all 120 counties.

“For the 1 in 7 Kentuckians who do not always know where their next meal will come from, including nearly 200,000 children, access to fresh produce can be a challenge,” Program Coordinator Sarah Vaughn says. “We are so grateful for Kentucky’s farm families and their partnership in the fight against hunger.”

Read more about the 2019 Farms to Food Banks program impact here.