Through the Farms to Food Banks program, we purchase produce that would typically be plowed under at the end of the growing season, even though it is fresh and edible, because of a lack of market for it. Our intent is to pay fair prices that help farmers recoup losses while diverting what would have been wasted food to struggling Kentuckians. The produce is distributed free-of-charge through the food bank network.
The KY Kids Eat campaign is working to tackle the complex issue of childhood hunger through a statewide cross-sector collaborative that identifies barriers and opportunities to increase access to federal nutrition programs among Kentucky’s children.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl is a competition between county offices to collect funds and nonperishable food items for the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. It is a statewide collaboration between the Office of the Secretary of State and the Kentucky Association of Counties.
The Legal Food Frenzy is a collaborative effort between the office of Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. Law firms, legal offices and law schools across the state engage in a friendly competition to raise funds for hunger relief.
We are proud to be partnering with Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, a charitable volunteer-run organization comprised of responsible hunters and conservationists who encourage hunters to harvest and donate deer each season. KHFH is a statewide hunger relief program dedicated to providing a healthy source of protein to needy Kentuckians. Its mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Kentucky by processing and distributing donated venison to those in need, to provide an outlet for hunters to help their communities and promote environmental stewardship through wildlife management.