Kentucky ranks 4th highest in the nation for poverty.
Kentucky ranks 17th in household food insecurity with a rate of 17.2%.*
Kentucky ranks 28th in child food insecurity with a rate of 22.4%.*
*Statistics from Feeding America Map the Meal Gap: OVerall Executive Summary for 2011. http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap/overall-food-insecurity-estimates.aspx
What is the definition of food insecurity?
The lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life; limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.