Quick FAQS

Do you provide aid for local families?

Although hunger is an issue in the United States, starvation isn’t.  At KAH-Louisville, our primary focus is to provide nutrient-rich meals to malnourished and starving children worldwide through our partnerships with international NGO’s.  However, recognizing that many children and families throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana also struggle with hunger, we’ve connected with dozens of organizations to help distribute 15% of the packaged meals to local families.  If your group organizes a funded packaging event and requests that meals remain in the local region, we will honor that request.

Is my donation to Kids Against Hunger-Louisville tax deductible?

Yes. KAH-Louisville is recognized by the IRS as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is approved for tax deductible donations. Donations will be acknowledged with a personal note at the time of receipt and a year-end contribution statement for gifts of $25 or more.

Why 25 cents per meal?

KAH-Louisville has designed a very simple, linear formula to support our mission. At 25 cents per meal, your donation helps cover the cost of ingredients and packaging supplies as well as delivery and shipping, sanitation, insurance and other program expenses. National purchasing agreements for ingredients, regional shipping arrangements, and utilizing volunteer teams to assemble the meals are just a few examples of how costs are kept to a minimum.

Are children welcome at packaging events?

Yes. One of the strengths of KAH-Louisville is providing a family-friendly opportunity for volunteers of all ages. With adult supervision, volunteers as young as six years old can perform many of the tasks needed to help package meals. And by engaging youth volunteers, we can empower a new generation to take ownership in helping to end hunger. Youth groups are also encouraged to create fundraising projects that can help sponsor a packaging team.

What is a "mobile" packing event?

KAH-Louisville is equipped to conduct packaging events at your church, school, community organization or business location. Because of the added costs of mobile events, we prefer to package a minimum of 20,000 meals (75 or more volunteers). Your facility must meet certain space and delivery requirements and have 8' tables available to set up the packaging lines. Our team will meet with you to help plan the details and create a great experience for your volunteers. Mobile events are a great way to bring the Kids Against Hunger experience to your location.

How many food packaging locations are there?

KAH-Louisville is part of a network of nearly 100 packaging satellites located in 27 different states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

Is KAH-Louisville a faith-based organization?

Our co-founders Dale and Tonja Oelker established KAH-Louisville in response to their Christian values and a desire to help others share compassion with a hurting world through very tangible acts of service. KAH-Louisville also believes that if we truly wish to end hunger, the humanitarian imperative must be a priority and we should welcome those that share a common desire to end hunger.

Many of our NGO partnerships are through faith-based organizations. It is important that these organizations have a well-established, sustainable program in the region they serve and that aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients.

I would like to make a donation. What are my options?

You are always welcome to mail a check or money order payable to: Kids Against Hunger-Louisville,
and mail it to: 4209 Gardiner View Avenue, Louisville, KY 40213. Many donors prefer to make a secure online donation via credit card by visiting our website and clicking the DONATE button.

If you choose to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, KAH-Louisville will gladly send an acknowledgement letter recognizing your gift. Please provide details, including the name and address of the person you wish to receive the acknowledgement.

Thank You

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church for improvements to our Packaging Center, including a concrete ramp/entrance pad and increased storage capacity.
  • Volunteers that assist with washing and sanitizing equipment and packaging supplies after each event.  We appreciate your hard work!
  • Andy Barsamian and 13:Sixteen Promotions for t-shirt designs and screen printing. Andy also donated a wireless mic set for use at our events!
  • Recent donations in memory of loved ones. Every dollar helps multiply the meals and grow our mission of feeding malnourished children.
  • The 123rd Airlift Wing of the KY National Guard and their ongoing support in delivering cargo to Haiti.
  • Children and adults from the "Hearts and Hands" team and Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church helped package 6,264 meals on July 12.
  • More than 400 volunteers from the Manual High School Class of 2014 packaged 18,144 meals on June 5.
  • Volunteers from the Yum! Brands Legal Department packaged 2,592 meals.
  • Students at Switzerland County Elementary School packaged more than 10,000 meals for Children's Lifeline - Haiti.
  • 125 FFA volunteers packaged 15,744 meals for Feeding America - Kentucky's Heartland and Children's Lifeline - Haiti.
  • The Simpsonville Christian Church Summer Mission Camp assembled 1,362 meals on June 25.
  • The Barrett Traditional Middle School Beta Club packaged 1,728 vitamin-fortified meals.

Our Mission

Significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed starving children throughout the world.

  • Distribute a fortified soy/rice casserole-style meal specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of a starving child
  • Engage volunteers, as young as six years old, to package the ingredients for the meals
  • Maintain worldwide partnerships with humanitarian organizations
  • Be good stewards of every dollar entrusted to us.

Our Event Partners / Sponsors

On the Calendar

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Sept 13- Second Saturday at Sister Bean's

Sept 20 - Rullman-Hunger/SE Indiana 50,000 Meal Challenge

Sept 23 - Holy Cross Demo Event

Sept 25 - Holy Cross Demo Event

Sept 27 - LCMS Circuit Convocation @ KAH Packaging Center

Sept 27 - Bethlehem Baptist Church / Georgetown Baptist Youth

Oct 04  - St. Peter's Lutheran Church 20,000 Meal Challenge



Kids Against Hunger - Louisville
Local action.
Global compassion.
4209 Gardiner View Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40213