Getting your business involved
Dare to Care Food Bank is honored to receive the support of numerous corporate partners committed to our mission of leading the community to feed the hungry and conquering the cycle of need. Local, national and global companies contribute hundreds of volunteer hours, thousands of dollars and millions of pounds of food to Dare to Care each year.
Partnering with Dare to Care positions your company as a leader in the fight against hunger and links your business to one of the community’s most reputable and well-respected charities. Corporate partners can also receive a variety of benefits including media exposure, co-branding, social media exposure, employee engagement and logo inclusion on our website and e-newsletters. Dare to Care Food Bank is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator.
Committing to annual support is the best way you can help your community. This unrestricted donation allows Dare to Care leadership the flexibility to use your dollars where they are needed most.
Sponsoring one of Dare to Care’s major events is a terrific opportunity for branding and exposure, as well as a unique employee engagement tool while also making an impact in the lives of families struggling with hunger. Sponsorship opportunities include annual events like the Hunger Walk, Taste of Derby Festival and 50th Anniversary / Kitchen Expansion activities.
Your company can provide targeted support for one or more of Dare to Care’s programs. Programs include Backpack Buddy/School Pantry, Kids Cafe, Cooking Matters, Mobile Pantry, Prescriptive Pantry and others. By supporting our programs, your business will receive positive exposure and have a significant and tangible impact on the community.
There may be no more effective way to help employees feel good about their company and themselves than by participating in a group volunteer opportunity. We are always looking for help sorting donated foods, packing backpacks for our Backpack Buddy program or a variety of other opportunities. Volunteering builds team spirit and saves Dare to Care valuable time and money that can then be spent on distributing more food.
Employee Giving / Matches
If your company has an employee giving campaign, it may be possible to designate Dare to Care specifically. Or you can have an independent Fund Drive all year-long or for a specific time frame. Please encourage your colleagues to consider supporting Dare to Care. And don’t forget about a company/corporate match, if that is available. Matching gifts are a wonderful way for the employee and organization to fight hunger together.
To learn more about our corporate partnerships or for information on how your company can partner with Dare to Care, please contact Andrea Shepherd, Director of Corporate Partnerships, at 502.736.9965.