Kentucky Ag News


Hunger Task Force meets Sept. 13 in Louisville


Kentucky Agricultural News staff report


FRANKFORT, Ky. - The series of Kentucky Hunger Task Force meetings resumes Sept. 13 in Louisville.

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, who launched the Kentucky Hunger Initiative and assembled the task force last spring, will lead a meeting of hunger advocates and local leaders at the Dare to Care Food Bank on Fern Valley Road at 2 p.m. EDT.

“These regional meetings will give the Kentucky Hunger Task Force a clearer picture of the need as well as actions being taken locally to meet the need,” Commissioner Quarles said. “With this information, the task force can develop measurable, attainable goals for reducing hunger in Kentucky and a plan of action to achieve those goals.”

The series will wrap up with meetings in Elizabethtown Sept. 19 and Pikeville Sept. 28. Previous meetings have been held in Highland Heights, London, Lexington, Bowling Green, Morehead, Mayfield, and Owensboro.

The Hunger Initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort to alleviate food insecurity in Kentucky. The objectives of the Hunger Initiative are to study the sources of hunger, identify the unique issues that affect different regions of the Commonwealth, and take an inventory of resources that can be brought to bear against the hunger problem in Kentucky.

For more information about the Hunger Initiative, Hunger Task Force, and other regional meeting dates, visit