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  The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is reporting an increase of people coming to their food pantries. KAFB executive director Tamara Sandberg said they saw 56% of their member banks report an increase in 2015.  Sandberg said winter is the KAFB's busiest season,  and  that the dropping temperatures force families in need to make some hard choices. 

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A new study from the Kentucky Association of Food Banks shows one in seven Kentuckians, or more than 600,000 people, receives emergency food assistance each year. 

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Hunger issues continue to complicate life for many Kentucky families.  This reality is reflected in the just-released "Map the Meal Gap Report".

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.