Dare to Care

1:25 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

How Some Louisville Kids Get Nutritious Meals While School's Out

Kennae Richards, 8, left, with her sister Tiyonna Williams, 9, at the Neighborhood House, where they take part in academic enrichment courses.
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In a large sunlit cafeteria, 9-year-old Tiyonna 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.

“When my mom doesn’t have any money, I probably just eat snacks, all day long. Popsicles, chocolate, candy, chips,” Tiyonna says.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Louisville Dare to Care Prepares for Greater Demand with Food Stamp Benefits Drop

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Louisville's Dare to Care program expects increased demand now that reductions to the food stamps program have gone into effect.

Increases to the food stamps program, formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, approved during the economic recovery expired Friday. That means about 870,000 Kentuckians will see their monthly benefits drop by $20 to $36.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening.

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.

Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor says the tragedy led to the creation of the Dare To Care Food Bank and other anti-hunger initiatives in the community.

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