Dare to Care, Inc.

Hope starts here

aka Dare to Care Food Bank   |   Louisville, KY   |  http://www.daretocare.org

Mission

Lead our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Brian Riendeau

Main address

P. O. Box 35458

Louisville, KY 40232 USA

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EIN

23-7345952

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 7 individuals in Kentuckiana is at risk of hunger, including 47,620 children. Further complicating the struggles of these individuals is the high cost of food insecurity: poor health. Food-insecure individuals are at a greater risk of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and face tough choices about how to spend their limited budgets. For example, Feeding America’s most recent Hunger in America study showed that 78% of clients had to choose between buying food and paying their utility bills. Dare to Care is committed to meeting the needs of our community by sourcing food and distributing it through food pantries, shelters, and kitchens. By partnering with organizations whose missions extend beyond hunger, Dare to Care helps to address many issues low-income families face. Whether partner agencies provide emergency shelter, job-skills training, addiction recovery, or other services, agencies are able to allocate more funds to these efforts because of our partnership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Services

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.

Dare to Care also fights hunger through programs targeting the most vulnerable in our community. These programs include Kids Cafe, Backpack Buddy, School Pantry, Prescriptive Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Cooking Matters, and a variety of targeted initiatives to reach senior citizens.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2009

Awards

National Circle of Excellence - Backpack Program 2007

America's Second Harvest

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Food Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the total number of unduplicated individuals served by Dare to Care.

Average gift amount from individual donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Food Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The average gift given to Dare to Care by an individual, rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOAL 1: Provide the right food and services to the right people at the right time and in the right way.

GOAL 2: Use food distribution services and programs to improve clients' health.

GOAL 3: Mobilize the community in the fight against hunger.

GOAL 4: Attain the capacity needed to achieve the organization's mission.

GOAL 5: Develop the resources needed to drive the organization's mission.

GOAL 6: Develop a culture that inspires passion and excellence.

OBJECTIVES: Make Dare to Care the employer of choice in the nonprofit community. Maintain a recognition-based work environment in which everyone feels valued. Incorporate a Performance Appraisal system that directly connects staff to our mission. Invest in the professional development of each staff member. Confirm that salaries and benefits and benefits are competitive and embrace diversity throughout the organization. Encourage staff to be innovative.

GOAL 1 OBJECTIVES: Ensure that Dare to Care's services place the organization in Feeding America's top 10% of food networks meeting the needs of hungry individuals. Sustain Dare to Care's partner agency network of 250+ easily-accessible food and program access points throughout Kentuckiana. Create dynamic systems to measure the organization's performance as well as the performance of its partner agencies, and use these systems to identify performance gaps and areas of opportunity. Continue viewing Dare to Care's clients as the center of all decisions made, and ensure that the organization's compassion and respect for clients are reflected in its services.

GOAL 2 OBJECTIVES: Commit to receiving donated foods and purchasing foods that have the highest possible health impact. Implement metrics to measure the nutritional impact of food distributed by Dare to Care as well as the organization's impact on health in the community. Establish collaborations with organizations that have similar health goals.

GOAL 3 OBJECTIVES: Create volunteer experiences that deeply engage community members in Dare to Care's mission. Clearly communicate the need for hunger relief in Kentuckiana and how individuals can help Dare to Care address food insecurity. Educate public officials on the issues of food security, hunger and health and Dare to Care's role in addressing these issues.

GOAL 4 OBJECTIVES: Establish a new campus facility designed with innovation and flexibility. Ensure optimal staffing levels, organizational structure and inventory excellence. Annually reassess the use of technology and necessary methods of transportation to support Dare to Care's mission.

GOAL 5 OBJECTIVES: Ensure that Dare to Care's Development Team has the staffing and tools needed to achieve revenue goals. Cultivate effective communication among Dare to Care's Development, Operations and Program Teams to ensure priorities are clear and consistent. Explore opportunities for revenue-generating program activities to enhance sustainability. Create a simpler process for individual giving.

GOAL 6 OBJECTIVES: Make Dare to Care the employer of choice in the nonprofit community. Maintain a recognition-based work environment in which everyone feels valued. Incorporate a Performance Appraisal system that directly connects staff to our mission. Invest in the professional development of each staff member. Confirm that salaries and benefits and benefits are competitive and embrace diversity throughout the organization. Encourage staff to be innovative.

Dare to Care is one of 200 food banks in Feeding America's network that helps combat hunger and food insecurity. Dare to Care's service area includes urban, suburban and rural areas. With a goal of distributing at least 23 million pounds of food this year, Dare to Care is the leading nonprofit social service agency addressing the hunger needs of Kentuckiana.

Dare to Care is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau. For five years in a row, Dare to Care has been awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, the highest Charity Navigator rating, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Currently Dare to Care operates programs designed to alleviate food insecurity among vulnerable populations:

* Kids Cafe provides free, nutritious evening meals for at least 1,200 children at risk of hunger through partnerships with after-school programs.
* Community Kitchen prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to Kids Cafe locations.
* Mobile Pantry distributes nutritious food and non-food items (hygiene items, household goods, etc.) to men, women and children who live in isolated neighborhoods and do not have access to food assistance programs. The Mobile Pantry travels to more than 50 locations each month.
* Backpack Buddy provides backpacks full of nutritious foods to children from low-income households on weekends when they do not receive federal free or reduced-price school meals.
* School Pantry connects students at risk of hunger with healthy, family-friendly foods in a school setting.
* Prescriptive Pantry offers nutritious food to families visiting medical clinics to impact patients' overall health.
* Senior Outreach provides nutritionally-balanced food to seniors through a unique partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Department, Mobile Pantries for seniors, and the Commodities Supplemental Food Program.
* Through 20+ classes taught annually, Cooking Matters empowers families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy, affordable meals.

Through the above programs, Dare to Care serves approximately 134,000 individuals annually.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Dare to Care serves individuals experiencing hunger within 8 counties in Kentucky and 5 counties in Southern Indiana.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Dare to Care is currently developing our new strategic plan, which is strongly informed by surveys and focus groups of the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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Dare to Care, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carly Launius

Brown Forman

Term: 2020 -

Ashley Butler

Novak Family Foundation

Lisa Crutcher

Catholic Charities

Angela Smith

GE Appliances

John Hackett

The Kroger Company (retired)

Maggie Keith

Foxhollow Farm

Carly Launius

Brown-Forman

Michael Leland

PNC Wealth Management

Brad Postema

Gordon Food Service

Michael Sadofsky

Republic Bank & Trust

Sharell Sandvoss

Brown-Forman

Val Slayton

Humana

Craig Hawley

Nationwide Advisory Solutions

Ann Reed

The Kroger Company

Al Cornish

Closing the Gap, LLC

Muhammad Babar

KentuckyOne Health

Nick Clifton

Churchill Downs

Viki Diaz

Community Volunteer

Laurel Harris

UPS

Dave Russell

Yum! Brands

Rev. Matthew Smyzer

Baptist Fellowship Center

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/2/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data