KY Food Insecurity

Hoping to return with better news, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles made a stop in Perry County on Wednesday.During his visit, he said food insecurity in Eastern Kentucky is higher than at the national level. Local leaders and organizations met to discuss how the state can help fight food insecurity with topics including the need to add more space to host food pantries, as well as planning more food box giveaways.“One thing we learned about Perry County is that they actually need a physical space to run a food pantry,” said Commissioner Quarles. “Also they’re in need of freezers and cooling capacities as well, and fortunately we do have some donors.”

Source: MG News

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