food insecurity


Five things we can do for kinship families

BY: - December 5, 2023

As we approach a new year, let’s not forget kids in kinship care. Kinship care is when a child is living with relatives or close family friends other than their parents. These children may be victims of abuse and neglect and/or formally in the child welfare system, while many for myriad reasons are informally left […]

More help for undergrads’ basic, child care needs could up Kentuckians’ earning power

BY: - July 25, 2023

Kentuckians need better access to child care and basic needs like food and housing to ensure higher postsecondary degree attainment, a statewide report released Monday says.  The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, with funding support from the Lumina Foundation, released the 2023 Strategies and Recommendations to Address Students’ Basic Needs. The report is the result […]

A lot of Kentucky seniors get teeth pulled — but have healthy drinking habits

BY: - June 2, 2023

New data shows Kentucky among the worst states for key health points among senior citizens, including tooth extractions, food insecurity, insufficient sleep and more.  The statistics, published in the America’s Health Rankings Senior Report in May, show Kentucky seniors have the most tooth extractions.  It’s also the 49th worst for insufficient sleep, exercise and cognitive […]

Families are taking a hit as pandemic aid ends, inflation continues

BY: - February 24, 2023

Forty million people in the U.S. are having difficulty affording household expenses, and a little more than 25 million people say they sometimes or often do not have enough to eat, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent Household Pulse survey data. The survey is designed to collect data on household experiences during the […]