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State has highest food insecurity for older adults: Study

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.

Freezers will help food pantries fight hunger

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.
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Feeding Kentucky buys 5,000 pounds of locally produced cheese

To be distributed by food banks throughout the commonwealth
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Feeding Kentucky buys 10,000 pounds of Purnell’s Sausage

Initiative will feed the hungry across Kentucky and in nearby Ohio and West Virginia
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2,100 bags of food packed in Frankfort for children at risk of hunger

Elected officials helped pack more than 2,000 bags of food for school children across the state.

Legislators taking action against hunger by assembling backpack meals for kids

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. 

Kentucky farmers donated enough produce for 5 million meals in 2019

Officials with the nonprofit organization, Feeding Kentucky, say farmers across the state donated more than 3 million pounds of produce to food banks.

Sec. of state honors Kentucky civic leaders

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honored four Kentuckians Thursday with a Medallion Ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda.
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Reports: Kentucky’s rate of older adult food insecurity highest in nation

One of the reports found Kentucky has the highest rate in the nation of food insecurity among adults age 50-59.

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