Food Security Resources
Local Food Assistance Resources
Search by zip code to find food banks near you where you can get immediate help accessing nutritious food.
The Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program is designed to help individuals and families afford the nutritious foods they need to thrive. In Kentucky, you can apply for monthly SNAP benefits through the KYnect portal online or in person. Learn more and apply with the link below.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children provides supplemental foods and nutrition education for women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. Apply through the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
The Emergency Food Assistance program is designed to provide immediate help to families in need. TEFAP provides funding for local agencies to purchase foods to help supplement the diet of low-income Americans. Learn more by contacting the KY Department of Agriculture with the link below.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides monthly food packages to low-income seniors. The food boxes are designed to provide a range of nutritious foods for a well-balanced diet as well as nutrition education. Contact the KY Department of Agriculture for more details.
Tips for Growing Your Skills
Before you can fully embrace a food as health approach to managing your diet-sensitive chronic disease, you have to start with the basics. Visit this page to find dozens of resources to help you begin.Learn More
Stretching Your Food Dollars
Affording nutritious food can be challenging. The handouts below contain some tips and tricks to make the most of your food budget and prevent food waste.
These short posts contain details on a variety of topics related to nutrition and chronic disease. Each one also has a simple handout to break down the info even further.
A variety of clinical conditions can be positively impacted through diet. These resources and recipes can help you manage certain illnesses with nutrition.
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