hunger

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According to the state’s association of foodbanks, Kentucky’s rate of “food insecurity” is declining.

But still 17% of our fellow citizens lack the certainty  of always knowing where their next meal will come from, especially in Eastern Kentucky.


The first of ten regional meetings on the issue of food insecurity in the commonwealth took place Tuesday in Northern Kentucky.

The inaugural meeting in Highland Heights established the goals of the Hunger Task Force which was initiated earlier this month to combat what seems to be a growing problem in the Commonwealth.

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles says the regional meetings will serve the purpose of displaying the need for the task force with statistics from foodbanks as well as developing attainable and measurable methods to fight the hunger inequities.

Kentucky Searching for Sites to Feed Hungry Kids

Jun 12, 2014
education.ky.gov

National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced school lunch gets a similar meal over the summer. An official with the State Department of Education anticipates Kentucky's statistics are even more sobering.

Kathy Galliger says logistics and a scarcity of sponsoring groups, create the biggest barriers to getting food to hungry kids in the summer.  She is with the state's summer food service program.