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.
  • Students from Male HS Special Friends Team for organizing equipment tubs and packaging meals twice a month at the KAH Packaging Center.
  • Volunteers from The Temple for packaging 9,504 meals as part of a MLK Day service project.
  • Students from Bellarmine University for joining KAH during a class project focused on social issues.
  • Bardstown Rotary Club and Bethlehem High School Interact for packaging 20,634 meals on MLK Day.
  • Volunteers from the "Home for His Glory" J-Town Co-op, St. Aloysius Youth, Lutheran Student Fellowship, and Concordia Lutheran Youth for packaging more than 9,000 meals on March 1.
  • 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!
  • Adelante Hispanic Youth Leaders and youth and mentors from Christ Church United Methodist for packaging 12,342 meals on February 1.
  • Grace Lutheran Church - New Albany, IN for packaging 11,022 meals.
  • Recent donations in memory of loved ones. Every dollar helps multiply the meals and grow our mission of feeding malnourished children.
  • Major Supply, Hebron, KY for a donation of carton sealing tape and tape dispensers.
  • The 123rd Airlift Wing of the KY National Guard for helping to transport more than 230,000 meals to Haiti.
  • Sunday School Youth from The Temple for packaging 1,512 meals on Jan 20.
  • Male HS HOBY Youth Leadership Workshop for packaging 5,256 meals.
  • Volunteers from Bellarmine University Alpha Delta Gamma for helping with event setup.

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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Apr 09 - Kentucky Gives Day

Apr 12 - 20  Mayor's Week of Service

Apr 12 - Sister Bean's Coffee House - Second Saturday Promotion

Apr 14 - JCTMS Mayor's Week Challenge

Apr 15 - Wellington Elementary 10,000

Apr 19 - Middletown Christian

Kids Against Hunger - Louisville
Local action.
Global compassion.
4209 Gardiner View Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40213
502.459.9199