6th Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue Press Release

September 11, 2023

6th Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue – Rethinking Hunger: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

Hosted by Ashland Community & Technical College and the Kentucky Campus Compact, supported by AmeriCorps

September 11, 2023 – The eagerly anticipated 6th Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue, a collaborative effort between Ashland Community & Technical College and the Kentucky Campus Compact and supported by AmeriCorps, is set to take place on October 6th, 2023. This dynamic event will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary collaborations, bringing together students, representatives from colleges and universities, food insecurity advocates, community leaders, and food justice activists from across Kentucky. The event welcomes both college and high school students to foster networking and knowledge sharing, focusing on innovative strategies to address the pressing issue of food insecurity within the state.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Commissioner Ryan Quarles will provide the keynote address.  Under his leadership, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) started several new programs, including initiatives to combat hunger and connect Kentucky farmers to new markets.  Round tables and panels will include representatives from God’s Pantry Food Bank and River Cities Harvest, among other organizations.

Event Details:
Theme: Rethinking Hunger: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future
Date: October 6th, 2023 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Ashland Community & Technical College, 903 Technology Drive, Grayson, KY
Website: http://kyhungerdialogue.org

The annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue, known as KHD, serves as a platform for impactful conversations, idea exchange, and the development of collaborative solutions to combat food insecurity. Through the convergence of students, non-profit organizations, educators, and engaged community members, the event promotes the fusion of diverse perspectives and expertise, aiming to alleviate food insecurity in the state.

To attend the 6th Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue, interested participants are encouraged to register by September 28, 2023. To register a group, kindly provide a spreadsheet with attendees’ full names, email addresses, dietary restrictions/needs, and any disability accommodations required.

For further details and registration, please visit http://kyhungerdialogue.org.


Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC) was created in 2005 by a task force of Kentucky college and university presidents and has been housed at Northern Kentucky University since January 2006. KyCC views colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. We challenge all of higher education to make civic and community engagement an institutional priority. Our mission strives to advance the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. We work towards this goal by addressing the areas of College Access, Student Success, and Community Impact.

Ashland Community and Technical College is strengthening our communities by providing certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs that prepare students for employment or transfer to baccalaureate programs as well as enhancing job skills through workforce training. Ashland Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a public associate degree-granting institution serving Northeast Kentucky.

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles, and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov. AmeriCorps offers opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to be a part of the national service community, grow personally and professionally, and receive benefits for their service.

Please address all media inquiries to:

Mindy Wilson, Kentucky Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Program Manager
mindy.wilson {at} kycompact(.)org