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 their 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 million meals to our community.
Hunger can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, urban and rural dwellers alike. Together with more than 450 food pantries and meal programs, God's Pantry Food Bank works to alleviate hunger in Central and Eastern Kentucky during this time of crisis.
In Kentucky, 1 in 6 people are unsure about where they'll get their next meal.
God's Pantry Food Bank serves 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky in partnership with more than 450 food pantries and meal programs.
Total food distributed in FY 2021: 41.8 million pounds
Fresh produce distributed in FY 2021: 13 million pounds