Kentucky ranks 5th highest in the nation for poverty.
Top 5 States in Prevalence of Food Insecurity (Average from 2005-2007):
Kentucky ranks 14th highest in the nation for the number of food insecure children, under the age of 18.
Kentucky ranks 4th highest in the nation for food insecure children, under the age of 5 years old.
What is the definition of food insecurity?
The lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life; limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
*Stats from feedingamerica.org/ USDA. Mark Nord, M. Andrews, S. Carlson. Household Food Security in the United States, 2007.