A group of individuals with name tags seem to be volunteering at a food drive, with one person holding a bag labeled

Host a Food/Fund Drive

A person in a black polo shirt is smiling and pointing at a sign on a wooden pole next to another individual wearing a medal.

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 our neighbors in need and to gather friends and colleagues for a great cause! When you sign up using the link below, you will receive a virtual food drive page. Virtual drives allow Dare to Care to raise critical funds to purchase needed items and leverage our purchasing power to get the most from each $1. Interested in doing an in-person food drive? That works, too! Please sign up through the link below.

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 – Thursday at 5803 Fern Valley Roads, Louisville, KY 40228.

Questions? Contact Anna Foshee at anna.foshee@daretocare.org

Food/Fund Drive FAQS

Do we have to pick up our own boxes?

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.

What are the most needed items?

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.
How do I get my tax donation receipt for my monetary donation?

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.

Where do my donations go?

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.

Can I donate glass?

Please do NOT donate glass items.

Stay In Touch

If you'd like to receive occasional email updates from Dare to Care Food Bank, please enter your info.

Stay connected!