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Kentucky lawmaker to pack meals for kids in need

Posted: 7:30 AM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 07:30:05-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Elected officials are meeting Monday at the state Capitol to tackle the issue of food insecurity in children.

Research shows it's a problem that one in five children in Kentucky face.

To help, officials will help pack 2,100 bags of food for school children who are at risk of hunger.

Children who are food insecure lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Senate President Robert Stivers, House Speaker David Osborne, and other members of the general assembly will help. They'll be joined by members of Feeding Kentucky, a network of food banks that gave out 72 million meals last year to children.