Linda Miller, Dare to Care
Linda K. Miller has been executive director of Dare to Care Food Bank since April 2005.
Dare to Care Food Bank was founded in 1971, when a stunned Louisville community was confronted with the horrifying news that right in their own city, on Thanksgiving Day, a nine year old boy had died of starvation.
The name Dare to Care became the rallying cry of people throughout the area as they joined together to attack the very real problem of hunger in many of their neighborhoods.
Today, the mission of Dare to Care Food Bank is to end hunger through partnerships, innovative programs, and community engagement.
With a special emphasis on the needs of infants and children, the elderly, and the ill and infirm, Dare to Care offers a variety of programs that have been established to help fulfill that mission. Dare to Care serves 13 counties; five of which are in southern Indiana. It serves agencies such as soup kitchen and small church food pantries; it feeds more than 117,000 people a year.
In the aftermath of Louisville's 2008 windstorm, Dare to Care helped feed thousands of residents who were left without food. The organization distributed 5,000 food parcels (enough to feed 16,000 people), which was on top of the 13,000 people they served through their regular food pantries and Kids Cafes after the storm.
Mrs. Miller came to Dare to Care after a 30-year career in retail.
Linda Miller is a native Louisvillian and a graduate of Eastern High School. Mrs. Miller attended Western Kentucky University. She and her husband Brady have and adult daughter and two grandchildren.
Dare to Care and joing the fight agains hunger. Saturday, October 19, 2008 is the 30th anniversary Hunger Walk. The Hunger Walk was the first public issue walk in the community, beginning in 1978.
This year's walk will begin at Waterfront Park and is open to runners and walkers of all ages. An opening rally will kick-off the festivities at 2:00 p.m. All net proceeds will go to fight hunger. Click here for details.
- Program 303
- A 1938 amateur film about the day in the life of a Kentucky family is selected to the National Film Registry; a visit to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; and inventive Louisville architects. Linda K. Miller, executive director of Dare to Care, is our guest. (#303)