Category Archives: Food

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

By U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senator McConnell Praises Work of Lexington-Based God’s Pantry Food Bank during Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, Kentucky, at a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. Senator McConnell invited Halligan to testify before the committee about childhood nutrition and the work of God’s Pantry Food Bank to help feed children in Kentucky. “Mike’s successful track record of helping Kentuckians will bring a valuable perspective, and I’m confident this Committee will benefit from his testimony today,” said Senator McConnell. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear, AGs Oppose USDA Rule That Strips Food Benefits

Attorney General Beshear joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general today in opposing a proposed rule that limits the states’ ability to extend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to those in need.

Beshear and the coalition sent a comment letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing a proposed rule to limit states’ ability to extend SNAP benefits beyond a three-month period for certain adults. The coalition says the rule could result in more than 750,000 people nationwide losing their nutrition benefits. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Community Farm Alliance Leverages Solution to KY Cottage Food Laws

Sheryl Long

Community Farm Alliance (CFA) is pleased to have worked with Kentucky farmers, producers, farmers markets, Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Public Health (CHFS DPH), Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), University of Kentucky Extension, Farm Bureau, Representative Richard Heath (R, KY-District 2), and Senator Paul Hornback (R, KY-District 20) to draft and pass a new bill, House Bill 468.

Community Farm Alliance had been advocating for this legislation since learning last year that farmers would no longer be allowed to sell products that were previously permitted for homebased Continue reading Community Farm Alliance Leverages Solution to KY Cottage Food Laws

Free java, donut sticks at Berea Police Department’s Coffee with Cop

The Berea Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, March 23, at McDonald’s restaurant at 101 Glades Road, Berea. The event is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. and the coffee and donut sticks are free.

Police Chief David Gregory said the informal meet-and-greet is a chance for citizens to get to know their police officers, express their concerns, and perhaps learn a little bit more about how officers do their jobs. Continue reading Free java, donut sticks at Berea Police Department’s Coffee with Cop

First Monthly Food Pantry Opens at L&N Building

Today, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and Dare to Care Food Bank celebrated the first of what will be monthly mobile food pantry visits to Louisville’s L&N Building. Dare to Care will set up its mobile pantry in the L&N parking lot from 10 a.m. until noon on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruit are among the items provided.

First Lady Glenna Bevin helped create the monthly partnership after serving clients at a similar food assistance effort at the building this past December. The First Lady said she was proud to be part of the team that inspired the regularly scheduled pantry. Continue reading First Monthly Food Pantry Opens at L&N Building