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Food is one of the essential needs for survival, life, and nourishment of humans, however, the numbers that go hungry daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly are staggering and will possibly increase within the next 4 years.  It is not only those that are homeless, but also those that work 1-3 jobs, have excessive amounts of debt, are in school full-time, with families, etc.  And like with most negative things, the states and commonwealths that make up the South rank in the TOP 10.

Kentucky ranked 9 in the nation for food insecurity in 2006—limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.  There have been grassroots efforts that have sprung up across the nation and too here in this state and elsewhere through people that want to positively impact and help to "close the food_ gap."

On October 16, there is an international day of action called "World Food Day" and as part of this day, in Lexington, KY there will be a 3 day conference that will address the issues, the people and organizations helping to close the food gap, and providing resources and networking to create local food policy councils.  The hope is that it will spread regionally, so people in KY, TN, OH and other nearby states that would like to attend can.

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