You can make a difference in the lives of people today!
Food Drives, accompanied by a fund drive, are a great way to supply food and resources to neighbors in need and to gather friends and colleagues for a great cause!
NEW THIS YEAR: All teams will receive a virtual food drive page. If you are doing canned good ONLY and do not want to use the virtual page, enter $0 for your monetary goal.
Please note: We consider your pickup of boxes and delivery of your food part of your donation. Dare to Care’s Warehouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 5803 Fern Valley Roads, Louisville, KY 40228.
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Questions? Contact Heather Gotlib at 502.736.9415.
Food/Fund Drive FAQS
You can collect food items in your own boxes or pick up Dare to Care boxes at our main warehouse on Fern Valley Road between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Boxes should be durable and a reasonable size so we can sort the donated food when delivered to our Dare to Care distribution center.
To make sure that your food drive provides the most nutritious food possible, our Nutrition Services Department recommends that you apply these guidelines:
Use the MyPlate nutrition guide to select nutritious, nonperishable foods. These items are most useful to our member agencies in meeting the nutritional needs of their clients.
For the safety of those we serve, we do not accept opened items, items with expired dates and homemade items.
Please view our Most Needed Items list.
Individuals who donate online will receive an automated receipt via email.
Individuals who send monetary donations to Dare to Care Food Bank will receive a receipt by mail.
People usually want to give money if they cannot give food items and that is wonderful! Please encourage monetary donations as well. Due to our positive relationships with food industry donors and our large volunteer base, $1 provides a full day of meals.
Please reference your group/organization on the check or envelope and send all donations via FedEx, mail, or messenger to:
Dare to Care Food Bank
Please note, if you are sending cash, we recommend that you send it via FedEx or messenger.
Your donations will make a great impact. Their first stop is in our warehouse where we sort, inspect and clean the items donated. Next, donations are packaged for distribution and will help ensure children, families and seniors in our community have the food they need.
Please do NOT donate glass items.
Here are some things to consider when hosting a Food Drive:
- You can collect food items in your own boxes or pick up Dare to Care boxes at our main warehouse on Fern Valley Road between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Boxes should be durable and a reasonable size so we can sort the donated food when delivered to our Dare to Care distribution center.
- Get the word out. Print posters, promote in newsletters, email blasts, social media and on your website. We also have an “items most needed” poster you can share.