Got some canned goods? Want to help a local food bank? Do you like cheese dip?
Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants in Louisville and southern Indiana will collect canned goods for Dare to Care food bank through Sunday, Nov. 20, according to an email I got from the chain restaurant. In exchange for one canned good, customers will receive a free queso upgrade to any entree. In exchange for three canned goods, the restaurant will give you an order of chips and queso.
This sounds like a win-win situation. And if you don’t make it into a Qdoba by the end of the promotion? Donate to Dare to Care anyway.
With one in seven Americans living in poverty, there is a great need for organizations that can help the impoverished meet basic, immediate needs.
This weekend, Kentuckiana folks will have the chance to support a couple of these agencies.
The 2010 Hunger Walk 2010 will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville. The event will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and The World Food Programme, two programs that address hunger on a local and international level.
The 5K run/walk begins at 2:15 p.m. A festival with food and entertainment starts at noon. Registration for the race is closed, but you can still support the agencies by donating online.
I get to see Dare to Care’s work each day at my day-job at Neighborhood House. Five nights each week, my organization hosts Kids’ Café, a Dare to Care program that provides kids with a free, nutritious meal. This summer, we set a record by serving 114 kids in one night, no doubt a result of the recession and the poverty it has caused.