This summer, Carter County Schools received a mini-grant for roughly $400 from KY Kids Eat, in partnership with Anthem Medicaid. The grant was primarily spent on enrichment items, such as backpacks and books, for their summer meals program. While the money was spent on expanding the learning aspect of their program, Carter County Schools still focused on ending hunger. Overall, the staff working the summer meals program served 8,846 meals to those in need. They operated for 36 days, and sponsored 35 meals sites –18 of which were mobile. With the grant money, Carter County Schools were [...]
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KY Kids Eat & Anthem Medicaid help Ashland Independent Schools buy supplies to transport food to kids in needAshley Pitts2018-10-15T10:26:22+00:00
Ashland Independent Schools were one of several school systems to be awarded a mini-grant from KY Kids Eat, in partnership with Anthem Medicaid. In total, the workers from Ashland Independent served roughly 15,771 meals to those in need this summer. They had 21 summer meals sites this year, and thanks to the mini-grant, three of those were mobile meal sites. When asked how the grant affected their summer meal programs, a staff member responded that “it drastically helped us get the necessary items to get our mobile meal route up and running. We had a vehicle, and with the grant money [...]
KY Kids Eat, in partnership with Anthem Medicaid, has awarded $25,000 in grant funding to 17 summer food service sponsors across the commonwealth to support mobile summer meals or enrichment programs at meal sites this summer. Grant recipients are Allen County Schools, Carter County Schools, Frankfort Independent Schools, the Housing Authority of Maysville, KCEOC Community Action, Logan County Public Library, Mayfield Graves County YMCA, UMC Food Ministries, Williamsburg Independent Schools, Woodford County Schools, Ashland Independent Schools, Berea College, Crittenden County Schools, Danville Public Schools, Harlan County Boys and Girls Club, LaRue County Schools, and Paducah Public Schools.
We're talking about KY Kids Eat and Anthem Medicaid...two organizations that are fighting hunger for local kids.
A new report finds more low-income children in Kentucky are starting their school days with the food they need to fuel their brain.
Thousands of children rely on meals they receive through school and will lose access to those important meals in a few months when school lets out for the summer.
In Kentucky, 17 percent of households reported they couldn't buy enough food for their families during 2016-2017. That percentage equates to more than one in six families, and when it comes to households with children, that rate increases to near one in five. Those rates rank Kentucky as 12th in the state, with the number one spot being the worst for hunger, according to a new study released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.