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Public News Service - KY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Summer meal sites throughout Kentucky provide food and enrichment activities for eligible children. (USDA/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Hunger prevents some Kentucky kids from enjoying the carefree days of summer, but the state is making progress to make food available for youngsters in need. According to the Food Research and Action Center's annual "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation" report, Kentucky had the third-la

About 40 percent of food in the United States ends up in the trash, but Kentucky is making a greater effort to curb this waste. (Nick Saltmarsh/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - About 40 percent of food in the United States is thrown into the trash, and a new state law in Kentucky could reduce food waste while helping feed people in need. The federal Good Samaritan Food Donation Act already encourages food-related businesses to donate food that otherwise w

Food-insecure Kentuckians face an average food budget shortfall of $15.79 each week. (Kentucky Association of Foodbanks)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – An annual snapshot of food insecurity shows Kentucky is making some strides in the fight to end hunger. The Map the Meal Gap 2017 report by Feeding America released Thursday tracks who is struggling with hunger and where they live. According to the findings, Kentucky's foo

Young lawyers in Kentucky are joining others in the legal community for Legal Food Frenzy, a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. (Kentucky Association of Food Banks)

BEREA, Ky. – Lawyers across Kentucky will soon have more than legal briefs and court appearances on their dockets. On March 27, the legal community will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is a driving force

More than 53,000 Kentuckians receive food from a food bank each week, as hunger-fighting groups worry about the future of nutrition-program funding in Congress. (Foodbank2/Flickr)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – One in six people in Kentucky struggles with hunger, and the rate is even higher among the state's youth, according to the group Feeding America. Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump ad

Kentuckians have nine check-off choices on their state income tax return to donate money to good causes, including a program that feeds the hungry. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Charitable organizations, including those which feed the hungry, want you to check off boxes on line 33 of your state income tax return. The nine check-offs are ways Kentucky taxpayers can donate directly to causes that help children, veterans, rape victims and cancer research

Louisville has achieved a sharp reduction in its homeless population, according to a report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (Pexel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Executive Director of Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless, Natalie Harris says the city's effort to combat homelessness has made a "big dent" in the problem. She said a focus on veterans also helped Louisville reduce homelessness. Yet, on any given night as many as 1,6

A new poll finds Kentucky adults see obesity as their childrens' biggest health concern and experts say being overweight as a child often leads to chronic health problems as an adult.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentuckians point to obesity as the top health concern for the Commonwealth's children, according to a new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that one in four adults listed their children's weight as the biggest problem.

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