The Hunger Initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort in Kentucky to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders, and government entities to begin a dialogue to help reduce hunger in Kentucky. Commissioner Quarles has made reducing hunger in both the rural and urban parts of Kentucky a major priority during his time in office.

Our mission

Kentucky is a model for agriculture across the country as our farmers help provide a stable and safe food supply to their communities, other parts of the country and the world at large. The objective of the Hunger Task Force will be to study the sources of hunger, identify the unique issues that affect different regions of the Commonwealth, and take an inventory of resources related to this critical issue facing 1 in 6 Kentuckians.

Three goals in the fight

Build and expand collaborative partnerships between the public and private sectors that will minimize hunger in Kentucky.

Goal 1

Strengthen Kentucky's food-distribution infrastructure to enable farmers to better serve the needs of Kentuckians.

Goal 2

Increase education and public awareness of hunger that affects Kentuckians of all ages.

Goal 3

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