Dare to Care Food Bank was founded in 1971 when a stunned Louisville community was confronted with the horrifying news that right in their own city, on Thanksgiving Day, a nine-year-old boy had died of starvation. Dare to Care Food Bank serves 13 counties. These counties include Jefferson, Shelby, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Carroll, Trimble, and Henry in Kentucky, and Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Washington, and Crawford in Indiana. For more information, visit https://daretocare.org/.
Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is based in Elizabethtown, KY and partners with 242 non-profit, charitable agencies in 42 Kentucky counties to provide emergency food to over 125,500 people annually. They distribute over 11 million pounds of food each year. For more information on Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit feedingamericaky.org.
The Freestore Foodbank is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and distributes 23 million meals annually through 350 community partner agencies located in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers, and daycare facilities. The Freestore Foodbank serves nine Northern Kentucky counties. For more information on its work to fight hunger, visit www.freestorefoodbank.org.
Facing Hunger Food Bank
The Facing Hunger Food Bank is based in Huntington, West Virginia and distributed nearly 6 million pounds of food to 17 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia last year. The food bank serves three Eastern Kentucky counties. For more information on its work, visit www.facinghunger.org.
God's Pantry Food Bank
God’s Pantry Food Bank is based in Lexington, KY and supplies food for food pantries and meal programs throughout the 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky, including soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and afterschool programs. To learn more about God’s Pantry Food Bank, visit their website: https://godspantry.org/.
Tri-State Food Bank
Tri-State Food Bank is based in Evansville, Indiana and serves 7 Kentucky counties. Established in 1982, Tri-State distributed over 8 million pounds of food last year to over 250 feeding programs in 33 counties. To learn more about Tri-State Food Bank, visit www.tristatefoodbank.org.
Purchase Area Development District
Purchase Area Development District Food Bank is also a member of Feeding Kentucky as a Partner Distribution Agency of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. PADD offers support to city and county governments in the 8-county region of Western Kentucky. This region includes the counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. The Commodity and Food Bank Programs provide food and non-food products to underprivileged individuals and families in the Purchase Area. To learn more, visit www.purchaseadd.org.