If you ate today, thank a farmer.
I just wanted to pass along something I heard on the news last night. Did you know that Kentucky has about 640,000 people (out of, what, three million) living below the poverty line? What a horrible statistic. Kentucky is also trying hard to do something about that.
The Kentucky Association of Food Banks launched a program this year to help feed Kentucky’s less fortunate. It is called Farms to Food Banks and is designed to put farm products into the hands and mouths of the poor. The organization tries to “purchase Kentucky-grown surplus and second-quality produce, or produce that cannot be sold on the retail market because of minor blemishes or size discrepancies” and distributes the food free-of-charge to low income Kentuckians. They expect to distribute about 400,000 pounds of food this year through their various food bank members in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. The program is partly funded through Walmart Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.
On a side note, if you want a good tear-engaging belly laugh that women especially can appreciate, ignore the language and read this post! I cackled like a chicken. http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/