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KY Hunger Task Force to Meet in Highland Heights on Tuesday

The first regional meeting of the Kentucky Hunger Task Force is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Office in Highland Heights.

The meeting will be conducted in partnership with Freestore Foodbank.

"The main goal of the regional meetings is to determine the logistics necessary to meet the needs of each region," said Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. "We encourage anyone interested in reducing hunger in Kentucky to take part in the regional meetings and contribute their knowledge and expertise to keep this conversation moving forward."

"We hope each of our efforts will move our organization toward our ultimate goal of moving our customers toward self-sufficiency," said Kurt Reiber, CEO of Freestore Foodbank. "We are working with you [the Hunger Task Force] and so many great partners to help make this possible.  We know that the need is real, and we will keep on working with your help to meet that need."

The task force is scheduled to hold eight regional meetings to determine what the needs of each area are and how to meet those needs.

The Hunger Task Force is made up of leaders from Kentucky's agriculture community, government entities, businesses, charitable organizations, and faith groups. It is part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to combat hunger in the Commonwealth. Commissioner Quarles launched the initiative and introduced the task force earlier this month.

For more information about the Hunger Task Force, visit To find out more about the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, visit

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