Dare to Care Food Bankdare-to-care

Dare to Care Food Bank is a local nonprofit agency with a mission to lead the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. In the past twelve months, Dare to Care distributed over 13 million meals to nearly 200,000 different people in eight Kentucky and five Indiana counties. The Dare to Care Community Kitchen, in partnership with Lift a Life Foundation, also serves 19 Kids Cafes in neighborhood afterschool locations.

In addition to providing food to hundreds of emergency kitchens, shelters and food pantries, Dare to Care operates several programs targeting the most vulnerable in our community.  These programs include:

Backpack Buddy: provides nutritious, kid-friendly foods to children from low-income families on weekends when they do not receive free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches.

Community Kitchen: prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to Kids Cafes.

Mobile Pantry: brings a pantry directly to a neighborhood and provides fresh produce and other nutritious food items for our neighbors in isolated pockets of need.

Patrol Against Hunger: provides nutritionally balanced food boxes to seniors in need through a unique partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Cooking Matters: empowers families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals.