Tag Archives: Hunger

  1. Event: Dare to Care’s Bobby Ellis Thanksgiving Eve Vigil, Nov. 26

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    November 26, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m thankful that I’ve never gone hungry.

    Sure, I’ve chomped at the bit waiting for my next meal. I’ve even been hangry a time or three. Fortunately, there has always been food in my fridge and cabinets.

    That’s not the case for many families in our community. In Jefferson County, 17.2% of people are food insecure, according to the non-profit Feeding America. That means that 127,320 people have at some point had inadequate or uncertain access to nutritious food.

    Dare to Care, a food bank that serves the Kentuckiana region, has done a lot to address hunger in our community. Tonight, the organization will host a candlelight vigil to honor Bobby Ellis, the nine-year-old boy whose death from malnutrition on Thanksgiving Eve 1969 sparked the Dare to Care movement.

    Before you dive headfirst into the Thanksgiving spread tomorrow, take some time to remember a little boy who went hungry in our own city and consider what you can do to stop hunger.

  2. Donate canned goods for queso at local Qdoba Mexican Grill locations

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    November 15, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Got some canned goods? Want to help a local food bank? Do you like cheese dip? Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants …
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  3. Bits and pieces: KFC, Slow Food International and other food news from the web, 4.11.11

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    April 11, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    New mothers let their health slip after the baby arrives because of lack of exercise and unhealthy eating, according to …
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  4. Bits and pieces: Wisconsin protest pizza, cafeteria trays and other food news from the web, 2.22.11

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    February 22, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Is Madison, Wisconsin the next Cairo, Egypt? Maybe not, but protestors in the Middle East and others from across the world …
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  5. Bits and pieces: Thanksgiving news from the web, 11.24.10

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    November 24, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Each year, one lucky turkey escapes the dinner table, receives a Presidential pardon and lives a pretty cushy life in …
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  6. Original KFC in Corbin to close, turn into hunger relief kitchen

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    October 7, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

      It’s a good thing I visited the first KFC in Corbin, Ky., last week. Yum! Brands, the parent company …
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  7. Hunger Walk benefiting Dare to Care food bank, World Food Programme to take place at Waterfront Park this weekend

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    September 17, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    With one in seven Americans living in poverty, there is a great need for organizations that can help the impoverished …
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  8. Paula Deen to visit Louisville-area casino, butter supplies expected to dwindle

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    September 1, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Paula Deen is the white, Southern grandmother I never had. Butter is her best friend. She’s saucier than Béarnaise. And …
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  9. Bits and pieces: The Blind Pig, Guy Fieri and other food news from the web, 8.16.10

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    August 16, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Blind Pig, a gastropub in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, earned itself a nice mention in the New York …
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  10. Bits and pieces: Hunger legislation, white versus wheat and other food news from the web, 8.9.10

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    August 9, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Shoppers, watch our for some white-on-wheat violence in the bread aisle. Consumers are buying more wheat bread than white bread …
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