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Gov. Beshear: Kentucky To Help Feed 450,000 School-Age Children in Need This Summer

Eligible students will receive one-time federally funded food benefit of $120

FRANKFORT, KY. (May 24, 2024) – As the school year draws to a close, Gov. Andy Beshear announced today that Kentucky has been approved to provide food to approximately 450,000 school-age children who are eligible for a one-time, federally funded benefit of $120 for the summer period to purchase food.

The Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (SEBT) program will automatically enroll students ages 6 to 18 who currently receive benefits through programs offered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramKentucky Transitional Assistance Program or Kinship Care. Of the 450,000 students, approximately 80% will automatically be enrolled in the program and can expect $120 to be issued by June 30.

“Team Kentucky believes we have a moral duty to make sure no child goes hungry, and this program helps meet the goal by filling the meal gap while schools are closed for summer break,” said Gov. Beshear. “I am proud of this step we are taking to strengthen the health of our youngest citizens.”

Students not automatically enrolled but who attended schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program with household incomes at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level may qualify. Kentuckians who believe they should qualify but have not received the $120 issuance by June 30, have from June 25 through Aug. 15 to apply at

Parents and guardians can also call 855-306-8959 or visit a local Department for Community Based Services office for assistance.

Kentuckians who are facing hunger are encouraged to visit to find nearby food assistance sites or call the United Way helpline by dialing 211.

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June is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. Individuals who have been exposed to situations such as combat, natural disasters, physical or sexual abuse, accidents, or other life-threatening events are more likely to develop PTSD.

It is essential to understand that seeking help and support is a sign of strength, and with the right treatment and coping mechanisms, individuals can effectively manage and overcome the challenges associated with PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This brochure provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including what it is, who develops PTSD, symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or someone else who may have PTSD.

June is CPR Awareness

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

According to the American Heart Association, every year, 350,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

Why Is CPR Important?

Keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site.

How is CPR Performed? There are two commonly known versions of CPR:

1.) For healthcare providers and those trained: conventional CPR using chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing at a ratio of 30:2 compressions-to-breaths. In adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult, while avoiding excessive chest compression depths (greater than 2.4 inches [6 cm]).

2.) For the general public or bystanders who witness an adult suddenly collapse: compression-only CPR, or Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an out-of-hospital setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park).

Hands-Only CPR consists of two easy steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that)
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

National Hotlines for Help

National Dating Abuse Helpline

Offers confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US.


Call: 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224)

Text: “LOVEIS” to 22522.


The National Sexual Assault Hotline

Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Online chat:



988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or Text: 988


Deaf and Hard of Hearing: for TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis

llama al 988 o envía un texto al 988, o chat via (en inglés) 


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741


The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)

Call: 1-866-488-7386

Text: START to 678678

Visit TrevorChat:

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TTY: 1-800-799-4889


Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Find Treatment Resources

Substance Use Treatment Locator

Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746).


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at

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