Hunger in Kentucky
In many ways America is the land of plenty. But for a staggering number of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth, hunger is the reality.
Over 750,000 Kentuckian, or 17% of the state’s population, do not always know where their next meal will come from. Close to 1 in 4 of Kentucky’s children lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.
Too many parents have to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel; in fact, 35% of our clients report facing this tough decision. And too many of our senior citizens are having to make trade-offs between food and medicine, a decision 29% of our clients have faced.
The need is growing: the number of people we reach each year has increased 84% since 2006.
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