hunger http://wkms.org en Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs http://wkms.org/post/summer-feeding-sites-children-free-lunch-programs <p>National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced&nbsp;school&nbsp;lunch gets a similar meal over the summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:51:03 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41245 at http://wkms.org Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs Hunger Continuing as Major Issue in Kentucky, Meal Gap Study Reports http://wkms.org/post/hunger-continuing-major-issue-kentucky-meal-gap-study-reports <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'segoe ui wpc', 'segoe ui', tahoma, 'microsoft sans serif', verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>Hunger issues continue to complicate life for many Kentucky families.&nbsp; This reality is reflected in the just-released <a href="http://feedingamerica.org/~/link.aspx?_id=12F7FAA41CEE49A49001479D15BEB032&amp;_z=z">"Map the Meal Gap Report".</a></p><p>The meal gap study, released by Feeding America, shows 17 percent of people in the state are food insecure. That figure includes more than 220,000 Kentucky children. Fulton County had the highest food insecurity rate at 23 percent.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:05:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40044 at http://wkms.org Hunger Continuing as Major Issue in Kentucky, Meal Gap Study Reports MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program http://wkms.org/post/msu-distinguished-professor-launches-strategic-philanthropy-program <p>Dr. Bob Long is the Murray State University Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and a Senior Fellow at Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, where he has launched a new graduate course called "Strategic Philanthropy: Learning by Giving." This new program is sponsored by the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which is focused on addressing hunger, conflict and poverty. He speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the initiative and its origins.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:36:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 39115 at http://wkms.org MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program Empty Bowls Event to Feed Paducah's Hungry, February 15 http://wkms.org/post/empty-bowls-event-feed-paducahs-hungry-february-15 <p>The Empty Bowls Project returns to Paducah at the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center February 15. The evening is a fundraiser for The Community Kitchen of Paducah, and gathers over 1,400 hand-made ceramic bowls and over a dozen different restaurants for an opportunity to feed the most fragile members of our community. Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics about the event.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:37:46 +0000 Kate Lochte 38505 at http://wkms.org Empty Bowls Event to Feed Paducah's Hungry, February 15 Murray Art Guild's 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project http://wkms.org/post/murray-art-guilds-3rd-annual-empty-bowls-project <p>The Murray Art Guild and partners host a 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit Needline of Murray and Calloway County Friday. Guild Director Debi Danielson is here with Nicole Schmittou, representing MSU Nutrition students cooking the soup that will go in the bowls after they are made. Debi describes the project - an effort to fight hunger needs in the community. The bowls are made by local artists and volunteers - all are welcome. A fundraising event is then held, where the bowls are sold as a donation. This event is Friday, (October 18) from 7 to 10 pm at the Murray Art Guild. <a href="http://www.murrayartguild.org/">See more on the Murray Art Guild website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:33:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 35739 at http://wkms.org Murray Art Guild's 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project Simon Urges Holiday Help for IL Hungry http://wkms.org/post/simon-urges-holiday-help-il-hungry <p></p><p></p><p>Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is encouraging residents to spend some time this holiday season helping curb hunger. Simon wants to highlight volunteering time, giving money or donating food to help children, seniors and families access nutritious food while the economy continues to recover. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:38:36 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25923 at http://wkms.org Simon Urges Holiday Help for IL Hungry The Morning Cram [it’s peanut butter time edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-it-s-peanut-butter-time-edition <p><strong>From NPR:&nbsp;</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/10/04/162224960/the-peanut-butter-cure-moves-from-hospital-to-snack-room">A treatment for malnourished children</a>&nbsp; made of enriched peanut butter is being used not just in hospitals but also at snack time.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:44:40 +0000 Whitney Jones 22842 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [it’s peanut butter time edition]