One in seven Kentuckians receive assistance from a food bank each year

One in seven Kentuckians, or more than 600,000 people, stand in the state’s emergency food lines each year, according to a new study released today by the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. Kentucky data from Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 report, available once every four years, was the subject of an event held last evening at the Life Learning Center in Covington that included state and local hunger and poverty advocates.

“The Hunger in Kentucky 2014 study reveals alarming data about the reality that many Kentuckians face,” said Tamara Sandberg, executive director of the association. “It is clear that recovery from the Great Recession has not yet reached the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians who remain food insecure.”

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