FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved God's Pantry Food Bank for $10,000 from Bath County, $5,000 each from Fayette, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties, $2,500 each from Clark and Scott Counties, and $30,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds for their Farms to Food Banks project.
"I am committed to ensuring that every Kentuckian has access to safe, local food," said Gov. Beshear. "This 'Farms to Food Banks' project highlights the importance of connecting our farmers and their products to those who are served by food banks around the state."
These funds will be used for the purchase and distribution of 15 types of Kentucky grown surplus produce for low-income clients throughout their 50 county service area in central and eastern Kentucky.
"I am very proud to have sponsored the legislation creating this program. It has a lot of potential for farmers with surplus goods and food banks like God's Pantry, and I'm glad to see how much support it is receiving from the Ag Development Board," said Rep. Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana). "This program certainly has a lot of room for growth as more people find out about it, and it will help farmers get nutritious food to people in need."