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Kentucky State Wide Food Drive

Alison Lundergan Grimes, 38, can't remember a time in her life when hunger wasn't an issue.

As a child, the now Kentucky Secretary of State spent many a Thanksgiving holiday volunteering at the Salvation Army feeding those in need. 
"The lines have never gotten shorter," Grimes said. "Statewide one in five Kentuckians don't know where their next meal is coming from. What's even scarier is that one in four Kentucky children don't know where their next meal is coming from."

Get the facts about hunger in Kentucky

Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people struggle with hunger in every county and congressional district in Kentucky. They could be our neighbors, kids in our children's classes – the possibilities go on.

For more information visit:   http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/kentucky/

Let's end childhood hunger -- and the shame that goes with it

On Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C., I testified at a public hearing for a subcommittee on nutrition about my family's experience receiving governmental assistance with food stamps and free and reduced lunches. That five-minute testimony was an important part of my continued effort to fight the social stigma involved around participating in these programs.

To read the complete article regarding Ruth's testimony -  http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/14210424/ruth-riley-fights-end-childhood-hunger-shame-goes-it
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