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Rally On Hunger To Bring Attention To Food Insecurity In Ky.

Posted at 5:22 AM, Feb 20, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– A number of elected officials will gather in Frankfort on Wednesday for a rally on hunger in Kentucky.

The rally will include information on how you can help feed the hungry while filing your taxes this year.

It’s estimated that one in six Kentuckians is food-insecure.

The rally is meant to bring attention to that issue and to programs that have been put in place to help solve it.

Names in attendance will include Attorney General Andy Beshear, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles.

One of the solutions they will discuss is the Farms to Food Banks program.

More information will be announced on how Kentucky state income taxpayers will be able to donate a portion of their upcoming tax refund to the program’s trust fund.

Another big announcement is a name change to “Feeding Kentucky”, which is made up of seven food banks that reach all 120 counties here in the Commonwealth.

Officials with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks say last year Feeding Kentucky members distributed 64-million meals in partnership with more than 800 charitable feeding agencies.

The rally will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.