TFFood NewsTaste of Derby Festival raises awareness for food insecurity
TFFood NewsTaste of Derby Festival raises awareness for food insecurity
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Taste of Derby Festival raises awareness for food insecurity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There are fewer than six weeks left until Kentucky Derby 150. One organization is getting a head start on the festivities by showcasing the flavors of Louisville while also raising awareness for food insecurity.


What You Need To Know

  • Dare to Care is a food bank serving 13 counties (five in southern Indiana, eight in Kentucky), providing access to fresh, healthy food and meals for families
  • More than 100,000 in Kentuckiana are experiencing food insecurity
  • The Taste of Derby Festival has kicked off the Derby season for more than 20 years, highlighting Louisville’s culinary scene
  • This year’s event is April 16, and all proceeds go toward helping end food insecurity in Kentuckiana

Making a difference with food, Dare to Care executive chef Teresa White says no one should have to worry about where they’ll get their next meal.

“It’s always about good food, and that I think really ties us all together as a community, regardless of where you’re from, regardless of what your paycheck looks like,” White said. “Everybody deserves good food, and they deserve food that’s prepared well and safely.”

Dare to Care is a food bank serving 13 counties, five in southern Indiana and eight in Kentucky. It provides access to fresh, healthy food and meals for families. More than 100,000 in Kentuckiana are experiencing food insecurity.

The Taste of Derby Festival has kicked off the Derby season for more than 20 years, highlighting Louisville’s culinary scene

“We have over 70 vendors that are going to be there and participating from restaurateurs to distillers, and we’re just really excited about all the people that are going to be connecting and gathering and supporting the work of Dare to Care Food Bank,” said Vincent James, Dare to Care president and CEO.

Jared Matthews, owner of Osteria, said this is the restaurant’s first year participating in the Taste of Derby Festival but is excited to feature its seafood and Italian cuisine for a good cause.

“Derby is our Super Bowl week, so it’s nice to kick it off with all the fun festivities,” Matthews said. “You get to come with one ticket and taste a little bit of everybody’s creation.”

The festival is April 16, and all proceeds go toward helping end food insecurity in Kentuckiana.

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