Political rivals put aside differences to support food banks
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two of Kentucky’s biggest political rivals put aside their differences Wednesday to urge people to donate to their local food banks.
Attorney General Jack Conway and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer spoke at a news conference at the Kentucky Capitol. Conway is the likely Democratic nominee for governor in November. And Comer is one of four Republicans seeking his party’s nomination for governor.
Conway said Kentucky ranks 14th highest in the nation for food insecurity for children and urged people to donate to food banks.
Comer encouraged people to donate a portion of their state tax refunds to the Farms to Food Banks program, where the state buys surplus produce from farmers and gives them to the poor. Comer said his goal is to collect $82,000 for the program this year.