The pandemic has caused thousands of people across Kentucky, and the nation, to lose their jobs and struggle to keep food on the table.
Emergency food distributions, including two this week, are helping hundreds of Warren County families who are hungry.
Feeding Kentucky has already been bringing food once a month to Lampkin Park in Warren County. But since the pandemic, the food bank has added emergency distributions once a month at two additional parks.
Jamie Sizemore, executive director of the food bank that serves 42 counties, said many people may not realize how many families don’t have enough to eat.
“We’ve never in the history of this food bank, or any food bank within the Feeding America network, have we ever seen the magnitude of food insecurity due to so many issues," said Sizemore. "It’s just overwhelming.”