Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles will participate in a Hunger Initiative fundraiser at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Russell County Stockyards in Russell Springs.
An honorary auction will be held for the last animal sold at the stockyards before one of the owners died. Proceeds will be donated to a local food bank.
The Hunger Initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort in Kentucky to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders, and government entities to begin a dialogue to help reduce hunger in Kentucky. Commissioner Quarles has made reducing hunger in both the rural and urban parts of Kentucky a major priority during his time in office.