HOW WE WORK
Feeding the Hungry
Hunger is a basic need that must be eradicated before anyone can achieve their full potential. Hunger is a major problem in every community and around the world. The Lift a Life Foundation is partnering with hunger relief agencies that are global and local to help feed more people. We are attacking the hunger problem with a threefold approach.
World Food Program (Global)
Currently, 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active life. The Lift a Life Foundation partners with World Food Program USA to provide school feeding in the region of Karamoja, Uganda. Through the World Food Program, we provide more than 100,000 boys and girls a healthy school meal. These meals prevent children from dropping out of school and gives them the opportunity to unleash their full potential.
Dare to Care Food Bank (Louisville, KY-Local)
Dare to Care Food Bank leads our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. One in six people in Kentucky go to bed hungry. Dare to Care fulfills its mission through innovative programs, efficient operations, and by partnering with local food pantries, shelters and kitchens to get food to people in need. The Lift a Life Foundation partners with the food bank to fund the Community Kitchen, which provides hot and healthy meals to over 30 school sites every single day. When children are nourished, they are able to learn, grow and reach their full potential.
Hunger Innovation Fellow
The Lift a Life Foundation is testing a new approach to attacking the hunger problem. Lift a Life and the Community Foundation of Louisville are partnering to create The Hunger Innovation Fellowship to provide social, intellectual and financial capital for an individual or team to research opportunities for systems-level change within Louisville’s food ecosystem. Identified opportunities will have the potential to significantly accelerate and elevate the collective efforts of local organizations and their partners to end hunger in Louisville, Ky.