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Dare to Care volunteers surprised with lunch | What's Right

Unilever's United for America movement served the meal as a thank you for the work Dare to Care is doing to feed local communities.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the world around us constantly changes, the mission at Dare to Care remains steady: to feed people in our area. Their crews work daily to help others and the COVID-19 pandemic has them working even harder to meet needs in the community.

“We are in such a crazy time. We’re all in uncharted territory,” said Stan Siegwald, Dare to Care Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Before the pandemic, the food bank provided meals for more than 155,000 people. That number has now grown to more than 200,000, and they don’t see that changing any time soon.

“This is not going away tomorrow,” Siegwald said. “This increase in need and the struggle that families are facing is going on for several months.”

The crews in the warehouse were so concerned with serving others that they never expected that someone else would want to serve them. Unilever’s United for America movement is focused on supporting organizations on the front lines of the pandemic like Dare to Care. To show their appreciation, United for America surprised Dare to Care volunteers with lunch.

Credit: Stan Siegwald

“Lunch may not sound like a lot in normal times, but in this era, it meant so much,” Siegwald said.

It was a simple gesture, but a meaningful one.

“It says we care about each other,” he said.

If you’d like to help Dare to Care, you can donate your time or resources. You can donate money online here or sign up to volunteer here.

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