KDA issues grant to Kentucky Food Banks

KDA issues grant to Kentucky Food Banks
25 food pantries across the state will receiver coolers and freezers.

(KFVS) - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has issued a grant to help several Kentucky food pantries on Monday, April 15.

According to KDA, Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that 25 food pantries will have additional cold storage space thanks to this grant.

“We launched the Hunger Initiative nearly three years ago to look for solutions to food insecurity in Kentucky. This is the sort of solution we were looking for – finding resources to help our less fortunate friends and neighbors get the nutritious foods they need. Many thanks to our KDA staff and our friends at Feeding Kentucky, Dare to Care, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for making this happen.”
- Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

The grant will provide $9,793 to Feeding Kentuvky to place 16 coolers and 9 freezers in 25 food pantries across the state. These cooler and freezers will allow pantries to store more fresh food longer including meat, eggs and other frozen or cold-storage items.

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