Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges & Solutions for Kentucky
Jan 24, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium|
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The McConnell Center’s spring lecture series kicks-off Jan. 24 with guest speaker Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, on “Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges & Solutions for Kentucky.”
Quarles, the youngest statewide elected official in the country, formed the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders and government entities to help reduce hunger in the state.
One out of six Kentuckians is considered food insecure, and Quarles’ talk will cover a range of public policy impacts, including the effects of food insecurity in health care and education in rural and urban parts of Kentucky.
The free event is part of the center’s “Taking Kentucky’s Temperature: Future of Health Policy in the Commonwealth” public lecture series.