Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl

Thank you to all who helped make the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl a success!

Kentucky’s area development districts helped raised the equivalent of more than 250,000 pounds of food in two weeks as part of the 2017 Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.

Big Sandy Area Development District is the winner of the overall award having raised nearly 1/3 of a pound of food per person in their district. The rural division winner is the Purchase Area Development District, and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District takes the prize for the urban area winner.

The Office of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks partnered to create the competition.


“I’m so proud of the efforts of all who participated in our inaugural Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl. It breaks my heart to know that one in five Kentuckians – and in some areas of Kentucky, one in three kids – don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. I am grateful to Kentucky’s development districts for stepping up to help provide some relief this holiday season through Kentucky’s amazing food banks.” – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes



“The generous outpouring from our regions across the state will make a financial difference to the agencies who struggle to serve those in need, and will make a difference to the families who constantly worry, ‘What will be for dinner? And where will it come from?’ The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts is proud to have been a part of a competition resulting in this kind of generosity.”  – Mayfield Mayor/KCADD Co-Chair Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell.


Click here and here to for media coverage of the competition.