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 Kentucky Association of Food Banks is leading this effort with support from Share Our Strength and the Yum! Brands Foundation.
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 will engage in a friendly competition to raise funds for hunger relief. The 2017 campaign will run from March 27th through April 7th and is timed to provide an increase in the supply of food available to meet the increased demand for food assistance during the summer months. Sign up your firm or legal organization here!
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.
Kentucky’s cattle ranchers and stockyards have teamed up with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks to fight hunger, one nutritious beef serving at a time. The Kentucky Beef Counts program was established and endorsed by the Kentucky Beef Council to provide a consistent supply of nutrient-rich beef for people facing hunger in Kentucky. Participating farmers donate proceeds from the sale of beef animals to the Beef Counts program. Fifteen livestock markets across the state will forward proceeds from donated beef animals to the Beef Counts program.