Community Events

Have an idea for an event to benefit Dare to Care? Host your own! Contact Laura Schiller for more information.


Bobby Ellis Thanksgiving Eve Vigil

Wednesday, November 26

7:00 pm

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd

Join Dare to Care at the Bobby Ellis Thanksgiving Eve Vigil. Together, we’ll remember Bobby, the nine-year-old boy whose death from malnutrition in 1969 sparked the Dare to Care movement. We will gather at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage at 7:00 pm and walk to the site of Bobby’s home on Eddy and Hodge Streets.


You Do Yoga classes to benefit Dare to Care

Every Saturday in November

9:30-10:30 am at 21c Museum Hotel

Every Saturday in November from 9:30-10:30 am, YDY will be leading a yoga class at 21c Museum Hotel. The class is $5 to attend and 1/2 of all proceeds go to Dare to Care. Click here to learn more.


Fourth Street Live Ice Rink

Beginning November 28

You can support Dare to Care while enjoying the ice rink at Fourth Street Live this holiday season. When you bring 3 non-perishable food items to donate to Dare to Care, your skate rental fees will be waived. For details, visit


Buckhead Mountain Grill’s Candy Cane Making Christmas Party

717 Riverside Drive

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Wednesday, December 3

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Buckhead Mountain Grill is hosting a candy cane making Christmas party to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank. The event includes candy cane making for the first 100 kids, visit with Santa, $6 Candy Cane cocktails, $5 Bells Christmas Ale plus keep the pint and $5 special appetizer menu. Admission is a canned good or dollar donation to Dare to Care.


Saturdays with Santa

Kentucky International Convention Center

December 6, 13 and 20

5:00 – 7:00 PM 

Enjoy free pictures when you donate a canned good or $1 to Dare to Care Food Bank. Saturdays with Santa are held at the convention center’s 4th Street entrance across from Light Up Plaza.


Lucky’s Market

5% Days to benefit Dare to Care

November 20 and December 18 

On November 20th and December 18th, Lucky’s Market will be donating 5% of the store’s net sales to Dare to Care Food Bank. Follow this link to learn more.


Yum! Brands CANStand

Help fight hunger in our community by collecting canned goods or cash in exchange for a cup of lemonade at your own CANStand! Whether you charge one can per cup of lemonade – or ten – you’ll be making a difference for kids in Kentuckiana! To learn more, download a copy of our CANStand How-To Guide.



Dare to Care has partnered with Foodtweeks, a free mobile app that helps people make better food choices without giving up everyday foods. After downloading the Foodtweeks app for iPhone or Android, enter the promo code DARE2CARE. Every time you tweek calories out of a food you are thinking of eating, buying or cooking, Foodtweeks will donate twice as many calories to Dare to Care!