What is Dare to Care?


Founded in 1969 in Louisville, the Dare to Care Food Bank collects and distributes food to feed the needy in our community. Dare to Care operates in eight Kentucky counties--including Oldham County--as well as another five in Indiana. The Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service partners with Dare to Care to bring two programs to our community.


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Not everyone has the transportation needed to travel to a grocery store. To help serve these families, Dare to Care started the Mobile Pantry program. Dare to Care brings nutritious food, such as fresh produce, directly to the neighborhood in need and set up a temporary food pantry.


When is Oldham County Dare to Care?


The Oldham County Dare to Care food pantry takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at the La Grange Community Center, located at 307 West Jefferson Street. Oldham County Dare to Care volunteers distribute food from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Read more about the Dare to Care Mobile Pantry.


Oldham County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Chris Duncan and EFNEP Assistant Sherry Ragsdale teach cooking and nutrition classes each month at the Oldham County Dare to Care food pantry, starting at 1:00 p.m. The Oldham County Extension Agents find that they are able to reach a population that often lacks nutrition education and training. In addition to the lesson, they usually prepare a simple dish that Oldham County Dare to Care attendees may sample.


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The Oldham County Agents offer a six-week Cooking Matters program developed by Dare to Care. Cooking Matters focuses on forming and strengthening the skills needed to provide frugal yet nutritional family meals. Participants learn about food preparation and safety, cooking simple meals, basic nutrition, and more.


To learn more about Oldham County Cooking Matters, contact Chris Duncan at 222-9453.