Kentucky Statistics

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.

 

 

 

 

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