Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges & Solutions for Kentucky

The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is kicking off its spring lecture series with a Jan. 24 discussion about food insecurity.

Ryan Quarles, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will give a free, public talk on “Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges and Solutions for Kentucky” 6-7 p.m. at Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.

The commissioner’s talk will cover a range of public policy issues, including the role of health care and education in rural and urban parts of Kentucky.

Quarles 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. According to a 2016 study done by Feeding America, 17 percent of Kentuckians struggle with hunger.

The January lecture is part of the McConnell Center’s 2018 spring public lecture series, “Taking Kentucky’s Temperature: Future of Health Policy in the Commonwealth.”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
2215 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208


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