Dare to Care http://wfpl.org en How Some Louisville Kids Get Nutritious Meals While School's Out http://wfpl.org/post/how-some-louisville-kids-get-nutritious-meals-while-schools-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a large sunlit cafeteria, 9-year-old </span>Tiyonna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams sits with about 30 other children. Soon they’ll head outside for a water balloon fight. But right now they’re eating a dinner of chicken fajitas, watermelon and salad.</span></p><p>“When my mom doesn’t have any money, I probably just eat snacks, all day long. Popsicles, chocolate, candy, chips,” Tiyonna says.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:25:40 +0000 Devin Katayama & Jacob Ryan 9572 at http://wfpl.org How Some Louisville Kids Get Nutritious Meals While School's Out Louisville Dare to Care Prepares for Greater Demand with Food Stamp Benefits Drop http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-dare-care-prepares-greater-demand-food-stamp-benefits-drop <p>Louisville's Dare to Care program expects increased demand now that reductions to the food stamps program have gone into effect.</p><p>Increases to the food stamps program, formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, approved during the economic recovery expired Friday. That <a href="/post/food-stamp-benefits-decrease-nearly-870000-kentuckians">means about 870,000 Kentuckians will see their monthly benefits drop by $20 to $36.</a></p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7420 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Dare to Care Prepares for Greater Demand with Food Stamp Benefits Drop Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community http://wfpl.org/post/thanksgiving-eve-vigil-address-hunger-community <p>Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual <a href="http://paths2peace.org/Bobby_Ellis_Vigil.html">Hunger Walk and vigil </a>on Wednesday evening.</p><p></p><p>The event marks the anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis. The nine year old died of starvation at his west Louisville home in 1969.</p><p></p><p>Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor says the tragedy led to the creation of the <a href="http://daretocare.org/">Dare To Care Food Bank</a> and other anti-hunger initiatives in the community.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2544 at http://wfpl.org Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community