LOUISVILLE, Ky, June 16, 2020 - Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell will share creative responses to the challenges created by COVID-19 for farmers during a free, one-hour webinar hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky on July 10. Howell will discuss delivering medically-tailored meals for COVID-19 positive patients and farmers market safety, drawing on the strengths of farmers and partnerships with others. Her presentation will cover farm to school programs, home food deliveries, chronic hunger, and food justice.
 
The webinar is part of the Foundation's “Kentucky Inspired” series of Health for a Change training programs that provide an opportunity to learn how Kentucky leaders are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Kentucky Inspired: A Kentucky Farmer's Response to COVID-19 and Food Justice
Friday, July 10, 2020, 10 to 11 a.m. (CT)
Register here.
 
Howell's food story began after experiencing hunger motivated her to consider ways that members of a community could feed themselves. In April 2013, Howell, her husband and their four children began farming full time on Need More Acres Farm. They currently grow fruits and vegetables, combining them with meat, milk, cheese, eggs and bread from other farms to provide a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture, co-founded a Community Farmers Market, and sell to schools, food pantries, and restaurants.
 
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change capacity building training series as part of an effort to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth in the work of advancing today’s pressing health issues. Webinars are recorded and posted, along with slide presentations, on our website here.

About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $29 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth.

Media Contacts:
Bonnie J. Hackbarth
bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
502-552-3770 (Mobile)
 
Alexa Kerley
akerley@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
859-229-9611 (Mobile)