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?
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.