Our Mission: To lead our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need
On Thanksgiving Eve in 1969, nine-year-old Bobby Ellis died of malnutrition in his Louisville home. Our stunned Kentuckiana community took action and created Dare to Care Food Bank, to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy life.
Today, Dare to Care partners with nearly 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to distribute food to our community. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided 19.9 million meals to our community.
Dare to Care also fights hunger through programs targeting the most vulnerable in our community. These programs include Kids Cafe, Backpack Buddy, Prescriptive Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Cooking Matters, and a variety of targeted initiatives to reach senior citizens.
Dare to Care Food Bank is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service. We keep our administrative costs at 6%, meaning 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fulfilling our mission. View a copy of our IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements.