The leaders of the Dare to Care Food Bank say this year’s hunger walk in Louisville has to be bigger than ever. Since late 2007, Dare to Care has seen the demand for food increase 67 percent. One out of every six area families now relies on the food bank for a portion of its… Continue reading Dare to Care Demand Grows, Hunger Walk Approaches
“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.
By Andy Freudenburg Many of Louisville’s religious leaders gathered Wednesday to announce their support for 32nd Annual Hunger Walk planned for September. The event, organized by Dare to Care and will consist of a 5k walk or run. Proceeds will go to Dare to Care and The World Food Programme. Louisville Catholic Archbishop Joseph Kurtz… Continue reading Louisville Hunger Walk Set For September
The number of people seeking emergency food assistance in Louisville is going up. Metro United Way reports the number of people visiting food banks has risen by thirty-percent, and the number of people seeking that kind of assistance for the first time has gone up forty-percent. Metro United Way President Joe Tolan says they’re recruiting… Continue reading First-Time Food Bank Visitors Increase
During the ice storm, food bank warehouse Dare to Care gave out thousands of extra pounds of food. But spokesperson Annette Ball says demand for help was already high before the storm hit.
The Louisville-based Dare to Care food bank says it’s seen a 30% increase in the number of people seeking food assistance. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.