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Kosair Charities to Support Dare to Care’s Feeding Kids Initiative

Multi-year grant to provide food assistance for Kentuckiana kids

Louisville, Ky. (September 7, 2018) - One local non-profit has received a multi-year grant from Kosair Charities to help feed children in need in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Dare to Care Food Bank will receive a grant from Kosair Charities beginning in October to support critical food assistance services to 38,860 children – an initiative called Feeding Kids.

Students and staff from Waller-Williams Elementary pictured with Keith Inman, president of Kosair Charities.

“Kosair has a long-standing partnership with Dare to Care,” said Keith Inman, President of Kosair Charities. “Their goal of feeding the hungry in our community directly aligns with our mission of helping children in need. We look forward to the impact of this collaboration for years to come.”

The three-year grant to Dare to Care will fully fund or support:

  • Sustaining Dare to Care’s food distribution to a network of nearly 300 partner agencies serving vulnerable children in our community.

  • Backpack Buddy’s operations at Churchill Park School and Alfred Binet School where majority of students are special needs and from low-income families

  • Additional Backpack Buddy operations at over 40 schools, benefitting approximately 2,555 children annually.

  • Home Delivery Pilot Program, where approximately 75 children from low-income households will receive a food box twice a month.

The total grant award is $750,000 over a three year period, beginning in October. “I am sincerely grateful for Kosair Charities’ partnership and for the foundation’s dedication to helping children and youth in need,” said Brian Riendeau, Executive Director of Dare to Care. “Kosair Charities’ support of supportive services has impacted hundreds of children from low-income households.”

The full list of 2018-2019 Gift & Grants Recipients from Kosair Charities will be announced at the annual Crystal Ball event on Oct. 25. Learn more about each organization at and


About Kosair Charities: Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. We know that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care each year. For more information, please visit or call Lindsay Wehr at 502.637.7696 Ext. 103.

About Dare to Care: Dare to Care Food Bank is a local nonprofit agency with a mission to lead the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need.  In the past 12 months, Dare to Care distributed food for more than 20 million meals to eight Kentucky and five Indiana counties.  Dare to Care, through its Community Kitchen, serves more than 35 Kids Cafes in neighborhood afterschool locations and operates Backpack Buddy weekend nutrition programs in 40+ Kentuckiana elementary schools.  Learn more at
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