Category Archives: food security

Louisville ranks 2nd among fast food saturated cities

Fitting for a place that headquarters Yum! Brands, Louisville is the second most fast food saturated city in the country according to a list compiled by The Consumerist, behind only Orlando, FL. From The Consumerist (h/t The Edit): Total fast food restaurants: 377 Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 147.1 Most prominent chain: Subway Last […]

Louisville denies PETA chicken statue permit

Once again, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been denied a permit to erect a five-and-a-half-foot crippled chicken statue in downtown Louisville because a property owner objected to the idea. The property owner in question? Why, none other than the Kentucky International Convention Center, a quasi-governmental organization just a stone’s throw from […]

We’re fat

In this week’s edition of LEO, Jonathan Meador writes that despite progress in the local food security movement, access to fresh produce is limited in Louisville for low-income residents on public assistance. And that’s important to note given the latest report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which indicates […]

Louisville receives $7.9 million grant to improve city’s health

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness received a big boost from the federal government today, according to Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth, who told the media that Louisville has received a $7.9 million grant to help the city achieve its health goals. Earlier this week LEO Weekly reported that an […]

Operation Fresh Stop

The need for healthier food options in the city has been a subject LEO Weekly’s covered for awhile now, particularly the lack of food security in the West End. Check here, here and here for more examples. Among the many social justice groups and Metro government agencies addressing this issue, a new organization called New […]

Park DuValle To Get Save-A-Lot

For well over a decade now, Louisville’s urban core has undergone some pretty dramatic (re)developments — from the razing of the Cotter & Lang and Clarksdale housing projects, to the emergence of Fourth Street Live, to Waterfront Park — but one thing that has curiously been missing is a full-service grocery store popping up in […]

Michelle Obama’s Guilt Pie

You weren’t planning on enjoying your gluttonous, genocide-centric federal holiday without feeling the slightest bit guilty about it, were you? Because First Lady Michelle Obama wants to totally bum you out: Tomorrow, many of us will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks over a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and […]

The House That Chicken Built

To atone for its creation of the Double Down Sandwich, KFC-parent conglomerate and Louisville-based grease-merchant Yum! Brands has awarded grants totaling $7,800 to six area non-profit organizations as part of Operation Brightside’s “NatureScape” program. Although none of these programs include provisions for emergency bypass surgery, the money is being used to fund, among other things, vegetable gardens […]

“Healthy in a Hurry” stores launched

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled Metro government’s new “Healthy in a Hurry” initiative today, which will help bring fresh foods to low-income neighborhoods. The mayor was joined by a gallery of food justice advocates, along with Metro Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman, Metro Council President David Tandy and the four Meyzeek Middle School […]

Attack of the chickens

On today’s menu for my eating alone in west Louisville story — Killer F@$%ing Chickens. I picked it up from a nearby franchise on 18th & Broadway. I’m sure PETA would be pissed, but I had to delay lunch until 2 p.m. because I was covering the Yarmuth-Northup debate at noon. It was downtown at […]