There are few things in human life that are more essential than Food.

In the United States and right here at home In Kentuckiana, 1 out of every 4 children lives in a household with food insecurity, which means they have no idea where their next meal will come from or when their next chance to eat will come. Insufficient nutrition puts children at risk for illness and a list of other issues that will affect not only their success in school but their lives. Poor nutrition and the lack of food will affect their cognitive and behavioral development. Children from food insecure households are likely to be behind in their academic development compared to other children which ultimately makes it difficult for them to reach the same level of development as their fellow food secure peers.

When you are hungry you can’t think of anything else!

When you are hungry you can’t think of anything else! How can children focus on solving a math problem or being a positive force in the community when they are trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger? You may be able to survive without a home. You can live without a fancy car. But you cannot survive without food. Without proper nutrition a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity are threatened.

How You Can Help

Shop & Give

Click the button and SHOP on Amazon, and you will be giving a portion of your purchase to feeding children here in Kentuckiana! It’s that easy CLICK, SHOP And GO! Thank you!! Share this link with your Family and Friends.

Buy Our Cookbook

A Recipe to End Hunger cookbook is full of family friendly recipes from your favorite celebrities, chefs, and restaurants. 100% of all our proceeds go to feeding children in need through Backpack Buddies and Blessings in a Backpack.

When you support “A Recipe to End Hunger”, 100% of the funds collected will go to support programs already in place serving children from food insecure homes.  The existing programs that care for those with limited or uncertain access to adequate work tirelessly, but they lack the capital needed to reach every food insecure child or family and home. 

Together Feast

A Recipe to End hunger will support all 13 pantries of the Association of Community ministries with the “Togetherfest” concert on September 24th in Paristown featuring Sheryl Rouse and The Crashers.  The gathering will begin at 1:30 pm with the bands taking the stage at 2 pm.   All 13 ministries will be on site.  Many ministries.  One Mission.   The concert is free however there will be QR codes positioned throughout the venue allowing those who are willing and able to give to donate with ease.  There will also be a train ride available for children for a monetary donation or a gift of a can good however no child will be turned away!

Entertainment information; 

  1. Sheryl Rouse is one of the most talented and energetic performers in the world.  Sheryl performs regularly and always delivers top, quality entertainment. She has been compared to the likes of Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin and has performed with artists such as: Al Green, Eddie LeVert, Shirley Murdock, Frankie Beverly, Lenny Williams, and so many others across the United States.
  2. The Crashers synergize high-energy performance, extraordinary musical talent, and audience interaction to make your event fun and memorable! While playing all your favorites from their extensive song list, ranging from the 50s to current hits today, The Crashers will have your guests dancing and singing throughout your event. The Crashers have performed nationwide, always leaving audiences asking for more. From the official pre-game band for NBC at Super Bowl XLVI to sharing the stage with famous artists such as Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Aerosmith, and Blake Shelton, The Crashers are seasoned professionals who know how to please crowds and event planners. Members of The Crashers have been certified as gold and platinum-selling artists by the Recording Industry Association of America and the Canadian Recording Industry Association. They’ve also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Grand Ole Opry, MTV, and many more.

The “Nothing But Summer Fun Package” includes.

  1. Pit Barrel Smoker
  2. Includes a Coca-Cola 5×5 tent.
  3. Coca-Cola chairs 
  4. Coca-Cola branded Corn Hole board set 
  5. Cooler 
  6. Grill
  7. Gift from Kingsley Meats
  8. Portable tent umbrella

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Free raffle tickets will be given away the first hour of the program.  The Nothing But Summer Fun Package will be given away at the end of the concert.  You must be present to win.  

The best part of all of this is that hopefully people will become familiar with the wonderful service of the ministries in their neighborhood and possibly form a relationship of some kind that may lead them to continue to be active with the pantry later down the road.   I need all the help I can get to spread the word for people to register for the prizes.  I also hope people will see the good work of the pantry and donate what they can be it time, pantry items or money.  There are more people in need than ever before, so they need more help than ever before.   Thank you for even considering getting involved!!! 

Our Mission

How can a child faced with food insecurity focus on solving a math problem or being a positive force in the community when they are trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger?  You may be able to survive without a home.  You can live without a fancy car.  But you cannot survive and thrive without a sufficient amount of food! Watching children in our own community struggle with basic needs inspired the idea behind the cookbook.

“A Recipe to End Hunger”

has all the ingredients needed to help solve this problem.  We are putting all those elements together to feed our most vulnerable and needy citizens when they may be left alone to solve the issue.  Join us in raising the needed funds and support for the weekend school backpack programs in our community that deliver nutritious food children can prepare themselves over the weekend when they do not have access to free or reduced-price meals provided at school.

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Research shows inadequate nutrition puts children at risk not only physically, but emotionally, socially and even financially, due to the cost of nutrition-related health problems.