Mission: Leading the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need.
Programs: Distributed over 16 million meals, including 6. 9 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 192,000 people in 13 kentuckiana counties. Food was distributed to people in need through dare to care's 320 partner food pantries, emergency kitchens, and shelters and programs such as kids cafe, backpack buddy, and mobile pantry.
community kitchen - the kitchen prepares and serves approximately 1,100 meals per day, five days a week, to our 25 kids cafe sites.
kids cafe program- this program provides free, prepared, nutritious meals to hungry children. In addition to a nutritious meal, children also participate in activities such as tutoring, computer labs, arts & crafts, and athletics. Backpack buddy program- this program provides "kid friendly" foods to schoolchildren from low-income families on weekends when they don't receive free or reduced-price school lunches and school breakfasts. Dare to care food bank provides the backpacks and the food to area schools. Our nutritionist creates weekly menus to provide a balanced assortment of food. Each friday, a teacher or school counselor fills the students' backpacks with nutritious food for the children to take home and enjoy. Currently, the program operates in 10 schools in jefferson county, 9 schools in bullitt county, 3 schools in oldham county, 2 schools in spencer county, 2 schools in trimble county, 2 schools in carroll county, kentucky and 12 schools in southern indiana.