LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Community food bank Dare to Care is looking to get the word out about a food program that could help struggling families.
The program is called Farm to Food Banks, which provides fresh and healthy produce to Kentuckians in need.
They purchase Kentucky-grown surplus and number 2 grade produce while distributing it for free to struggling families throughout the food bank network.
Dare to Care is urging families and communities to take advantage of the produce.
"We certainly have a lot of clients for fresh produce. We have programs like Cooking Matters where we are teaching them how to use that produce how to incorporate that into healthy dishes so we are giving them the tools they need to be able to use that produce and we got lots of people saying yes I love it give me more of that fresh I can't buy that at the store and it's been really helpful for our families," Annette Ball, Programs Director at Dare to Care said.
The program is seeking more consistent funding.
You can now donate a portion of your tax refund to the Farms to Food Bank Trust Fund. Click here for more information.