No child should grow up hungry.
For 1 in 5 Kentucky kids, school lunch may be the most consistent nutritious meal each day. Families are struggling to meet basic needs and children are on the front lines – more than 68% of SNAP participants in Kentucky are families with children. Food insecurity has a long-term impact on their health, education outcomes, and Kentucky’s economy.
If we do not move quickly, Kentucky is in danger of losing a generation of leaders, problem-solvers, and educators.
Childhood hunger is a major problem in Kentucky, but it is a solvable one. As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign, KY Kids Eat is building a statewide network of problem solvers to end child hunger. Our work focuses to support meal program proven to work, programs like school breakfast, afterschool meals, and summer meals.
KY Kids Eat partners with nonprofits, school systems, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food. Our campaign actively engages the public and policy-makers to make ending child hunger a statewide priority.