The Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center (RCPNC) was established at the University of Kentucky (UK) in partnership with the Southern Rural Development Center and Altarum Institute through support and funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS). RCPNC grants are administered to 16 organizations across 11 states working in persistently poor, rural counties to reduce child food insecurity by improving coordination among child nutrition and other foods assistance programs