On Thursday, September 14, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the launch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, a statewide competition that challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families suffering from hunger. The Office of the Secretary of State, Kentucky Association of Food Banks, the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks partnered to create the competition. The goal is to raise $50,000 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the state legislation that created the Area Development Districts. Every $1 donated through the competition will return $8 or more in food to the community. The inaugural campaign will run from October 16 through October 27.