God's Pantry

WKMS

Many older Americans face an issue that’s often kept behind closed doors: hunger.

A new report called The State of Senior Hunger in America shows that eight percent of Kentucky residents age 60 and older are food insecure. Community organizations in Russellville and Bardstown are among many groups helping older adults get enough healthy food.

By Mary Meehan

CEO Mike Halligan pushed open the door to a huge warehouse serving 50 Kentucky counties. Pallets of beans, pineapple, bottled water, and rice wrapped in a clear plastic stretch to the top tier of the scaffolding, which warehouse workers call “the sky”.

Similar pantries serve 2.5 million people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, of SNAP, benefits across the Ohio Valley.

Stu Johnson

County and city officials across the state are being urged to take part in a friendly competition designed to help reduce food insecurity among some Kentucky's families.


Lexington Council Debates Funding for Social Service Agencies

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lanereport.com

Lexington's city council is preparing to enact a new budget. A major part of the process is finalizing funding for area social service agencies.

Study: 75% of Food Insecure People Get Help from Food Banks

Sep 25, 2014

A study released Thursday shows 190,000 people in central and eastern Kentucky seek food assistance.  

One of the state's best known food banks is doing its part to meet the needs of the hungry.