University of Kentucky students help fight hunger
by Katie Pratt, UK Ag Communications
May 28, 2014 | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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UK students mix the macaroni and soy protein together in the package.</i>
Katie Pratt/UK Ag Communications

UK students mix the macaroni and soy protein together in the package.

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LEXINGTON - When some people think of others going hungry, they don’t necessarily think it is a local problem, but there are many people in Kentucky and Lexington who face food insecurity every day. To help raise awareness of this issue, students in the University of Kentucky Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition recently hosted a meal packing event.

According the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, over 750,000 Kentuckians—17 percent of the population—are faced with hunger. For children, that number increases to one in four.

“Hunger is a solvable issue,” said Liz Renzaglia, the UK Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association co-chair for hunger. “It’s an issue of inequitable distribution of resources and power. When we can start bringing those resources to people, it’s amazing.”

The students decided to do the event after they participated in a similar event at Auburn University as a part of the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit.

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