Community Events

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



Yum! Founder’s Day & Red vs. Blue Hunger Drive-Thru

Yum! Brands Restaurant Support Center (1441 Gardiner Lane)

October 9, 2015

5:00 am – 5:30 pm

Yum! Brands is celebrating their 18th anniversary as a company in a big way! Yum! has been a lead supporter of Dare to Care for over 13 years, donating $13 million to help feed hungry families in our community. As part of their Founder’s Day celebration, Yum! Brands will host their End Hunger Drive-Thru Food Drive, and they are inviting you to help!

They are challenging each of their employees and the whole community to donate 18 cans in celebration of their 18th anniversary. If you bring 18 cans, you’ll be entered to win UK or U of L basketball game tickets. All food will be donated to Dare to Care Food Bank to provide meals for our community. The collection site for the Red vs. Blue Hunger Drive-Thru is the Yum! Brands Restaurant Support Center at 1441 Gardiner Lane. Click here for more information.


QFest Louisville

Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

QFest Louisville is happening this October and features Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, A Thousand Horses and Canaan Smith. Dare to Care will receive $5 for every ticket purchased using our offer code – DARE. Simply enter the code when purchasing your tickets to help provide food for families in need.


Wine on the River Louisville

Saturday, October 17, 3pm – 7 pm

Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park

Louisville’s Inaugural Wine tasting event at the beautiful Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Sample wine from national and international vineyards. With an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions with wine, food and beer in each selected area. Dare to Care will receive a portion of proceeds from this event. We’re currently looking for volunteers to help at the event. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit For event information and to purchase tickets, visit


Launch Party for Secrets of Louisville Chefs Cookbook (Volume 4)

Thursday, October 29, 6 – 8 pm

Barry Wooley Designs

835 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and mingle with local chefs while celebrating the launch of the latest Secrets of Louisville Chefs Cookbook! The launch party begins at 6:00 pm at Barry Wooley Designs and features local chefs from Uptown Cafe, Marketplace Restaurant, Thai Cafe and Village Anchor. Dare to Care will receive 30% of proceeds from book sales during the event. For more information, please contact Nancy Miller, author of Secrets of Louisville Chefs Cookbook, at


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!


Amazon Smile

When you sign up for Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Dare to Care. To get started and to select Dare to Care, visit