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A new national report finds for the second year in a row, Kentucky has the highest incidence of food insecurity in the country among older adults.
Fifty-two Kentucky food pantries will soon have more space to store food items, thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant secured by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
To be distributed by food banks throughout the commonwealth
Initiative will feed the hungry across Kentucky and in nearby Ohio and West Virginia
Elected officials helped pack more than 2,000 bags of food for school children across the state.
According to the organization Feeding Kentucky, 1 in 5 kids in the state are food-insecure, which they say means the kids do not have consistent access to enough food for a healthy and active lifestyle.
Officials with the nonprofit organization, Feeding Kentucky, say farmers across the state donated more than 3 million pounds of produce to food banks.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honored four Kentuckians Thursday with a Medallion Ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda.
One of the reports found Kentucky has the highest rate in the nation of food insecurity among adults age 50-59.