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Dare to Care Food Bank’s Brian Riendeau to retire June 30 after 12 years of leading exponential growth

Dare to Care Food Bank announced Tuesday that Executive Director Brian Riendeau will step down from his role on June 30 after 12 years of service. Riendeau joined Dare to Care as Executive Director in May 2009. Under his leadership, Dare to Care increased its food distribution by 150 percent, providing food for 23 million meals last year and reaching more struggling families and children than at any...

Kentucky Proud brings cheese for a cause into Kroger; partial proceeds to benefit local food banks

A new initiative to help food-insecure families across the state is bringing Kentucky Proud artisan cheese products to select Kroger grocery stores. Kentucky Cheese Cares lets consumers join the fight against hunger by purchasing award-winning Kentucky specialty cheese products at participating Kroger locations. Fifty cents from each unit sold will be used to distribute Kentucky dairy products through...