Feeding America

Rhonda J. Miller

The Map the Meal Gap 2019 report by Feeding America shows that Kentucky has more than 650,000 residents who are food insecure.

A food pantry in Bardstown is helping to close that meal gap for 700 local families who choose their own groceries.               

On a recent Tuesday morning, Bread for Life Community Food Pantry volunteer Don Bresnahan walked with a client along the produce aisle.

“Want some broccoli?” asked Bresnahan.


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A new study shows the percentage of older Kentuckians who are food insecure is higher than the national average.

A report from the group Feeding America shows almost 10 percent of Kentuckians 60 and older didn’t have reliable access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food in 2015, the most recent year

That’s two percent higher than the nation as a whole.