Mariner Finance: Dare to Care food bank

Jessica Stumler (right), Branch Manager in  Hurstbourne, KY, dropped off the donation check on December 21, 2015

Jessica Stumler (right), Branch Manager in  Hurstbourne, KY, dropped off the donation check on December 21, 2015

On December 21, 2015, a representative from Mariner Finance presented a $1,500 to the food bank Dare to Care located in Louisville, KY. After the death of a local 9 year old boy from malnutrition, Dare to Care was started with the goal of eradicating hunger in the Kentucky-Indiana community. The food bank sponsors a number of programs targeted for children and older adults, as well as a mobile pantry which brings fresh foods to neighborhoods in isolated pockets of need. The Cooking Matters Program, hosted by Dare to Care, encourages families to eat healthier through meal preparation classes. Since its founding in 1969, the food bank has provided over 16 million meals to the surrounding community through partnerships with over 300 agencies in and around Kentucky.