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Study finds Kentucky seniors are among highest food insecurity rates in the nation – Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 2021-09-12 16:39:13 –

Lexington, Kentucky (WYMT)-According to a study by God’s Pantry, Kentucky, ages 50-59, is one of the most food-conscious people in the country.

“Starvation of adults aged 50-59 years in 2019” and “Starvation status of the elderly in the United States in 2019” are two studies conducted among the elderly in the United States and published by Feeding America.

These studies showed that 16.9% of adults in the age range of the study in Kentucky had food insecurity.

“These studies reinforce our work to make a difference, but there’s much more we need to do to feed our older people and older people,” said God’s Pantry Food Bank. CEO Michael Harrigan said. “We are grateful for the resources entrusted to food banks, which support more than 450 food storage and dietary programs in central and eastern Kentucky and reduce hunger in all communities. “

The studies included in the news release from God’s Pantry were conducted prior to COVID-19. It is not yet known how the pandemic changed these statistics.

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