Food Insecurity

Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

 He asked her if she was cold. A wind whips around the park in western Kentucky a couple days before Christmas. He puts his arm around her as they move closer together on the bench.

Aaron Payne / Ohio Valley Resource

  A new study shows the Ohio Valley has some of the nation’s highest rates of food insecurity among older adults, and anti-hunger advocates say that situation could be made worse by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Joel Bissil /

A Calloway County food service employee tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, school officials said they’ve delayed meal distribution until April 20. 

Kentucky State Police via Facebook

Kentucky State Police have collected more than 236 tons of food for Kentucky families with the 10th annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive. 

Rhonda Miller / WKYU

Many older Americans face an issue that’s often kept behind closed doors: hunger.

Liz Schlemmer

University of Louisville sophomore Henny Ransdell says many college students have trouble affording food at one point or another. For her, it was while working a part-time job on campus over summer break.

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

About a year ago, 60-year-old Geneva Clarkson was at the doctor’s office when her stomach gurgled loudly. Clarkson’s doctor asked why.

Marek Szucs / 123rf Stock Photo

More than 17,000 low-income Kentucky children on an average weekday took part in an after-school supper program in 2017. That’s according to a new report by anti-hunger advocacy group Food and Action Research Center. The Kentucky Association of Food Banks said the findings show a need to increase funding for after-school programs for low-income children.

Stu Johnson, WEKU

A pilot program in the Bluegrass is working to get a Kentucky dietary staples in the hands of those who need it most.  It’s happening with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Dairy Alliance.


A new study ranks Kentucky sixth in the U.S. for food insecurity among seniors.