Law firms in Kentucky and Indiana are preparing to compete to raise money and food for regional food banks.
The competition is called March Against Hunger. The firms that raise the most food and money in the last two weeks of March win trophies.
Firms in both states raised more than 100 tons of food in the last two competitions, and Dare to Care Executive Director Brian Riendeau says reliance on food banks continues to increase.
“The fact is we know that we are not reaching everybody who needs our services. We know that right here in this service area there are a lot of folks who lack enough food to live a normal healthy life,” he says.
“The Commonwealth of Kentucky ranks 14th highest in the nation in the number of food insecure children under the age of 18. Kentucky ranks 4th highest in the nation in the number of food insecure children under the age of 5,” says Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
Dare to Care is one of about a dozen food banks that benefit from the March Against Hunger. Last year, area banks distributed some 60 million pounds of food in the Louisville area on both sides of the river.