In concert with Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, Team Food Chain is looking for inventive and imaginative ways to light the future. Our focus is shifting from hunger of body to include hunger of soul. Together with Flash Mom we are fully vested in feeding souls daily. The game plan is to collaborate with the next generation. 2018 is going to be an inspiring year!
It was a busy October weekend for Team Food Chain. On Saturday October 21st Abby Kamen and her mother Roberta participated in the culinary competition benefiting theSlow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant Program. The event was a “finger licking good” success!
Friday October 20th marked Abby Kamen’s first book talk. Held in collaboration with Divinity Catering, 24 guest enjoyed heavy appetizers, cocktails and a book signing. The Universe called and the response was heartwarming. Thank you to all who attended. It was an amazing night!
Year eight at the Hunger Walk! Abby Kamen and her husband Craig represent Team Food Chain. This year they joined forces with the Boy Scours and the Jewish Community of Louisville.
Team Food Chain took to the warm weather by offering event support and silent auction donations on June 17th to Slow Food Bluegrass for their annual Taco Challenge and on July 2nd to Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) for their 9th annual Buy Local Fair.
Dancing to the signature song from La La Land, "A Lovely Night," Abby Kamen took to the stage with Bourbon Tango's Clay Marshall for the Cathedral of the Assumption's annual event “Let's Dance Louisville” in support of the Sandefur Dining Hall. This year's event also highlighted Team Food Chain’s longstanding relationship with the organization, as we celebrated our 3rd year as an event sponsor. Between donations and silent auction items, TFC raised over $20,000 for the Feed My Neighbor Program! Thank you friends and family who continue to help us pay it forward!
Abby Kamen joins the board of Slow Food Bluegrass. Our Food Network is growing as Team Food Chain partners with like-minded organizations. Together we continue to engage our community in efforts that embrace the joy of food and ensure a healthy plate is reserved for everyone!
Year seven at the Hunger Walk! Abby Kamen and her husband Craig represent Team Food Chain.
On June 25, our Executive Director (Abby Kamen) represented Team Food Chain as an event sponsor for our second year at Let's Dance Louisville, with proceeds benefiting the Sandefur Dining Hall. Who knows, maybe next year she might be showing off her moves!
Thanks to the over 20 awesome young people who attended the PeaceCasters Making Media That Matters Summer Camp and made it such a great experience!
On May 2, 2016 Chad was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. It is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state and nation.
Governor Bevin's vetoes are in and we're thrilled to report that the $600,000/year appropriation for the Farm to Food Banks program in included in the final two-year Kentucky State budget!
Selecting a mitzvah project has become an important part of preparation for bar or bat mitzvah in Louisville, and young teens are selecting many worthy causes for their efforts. It is rare, however, for that project to become a passion that blossoms into a series of related projects that engage the young person and his or her family throughout high school and even plays a role in determining what college he or she chooses.
Elaine Rooker Jack, Special to The Courier-Journal 2:38 p.m. EST January 27, 2016
WLKY hosted the annual Bell Awards at the Galt House Archibald Cochran Ballroom on October 9, 2015.
Year six at the Hunger Walk: complete! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us raise over $2,000. To many more years of serving the Louisville community!
News Bulletin From KCD: "Senior Chad Kamen has been active in the fight against community hunger for many years. He first created Team Food Chain in 2009, and the group has become an official charitable organization under his leadership.
On June 23, I attended the Parkland Neighborhood Fresh Stop and got my first real taste (literally and metaphorically!) of the amazing work that New Roots is doing in our community.
On June 27, twelve Louisville celebrities will show their philanthropic sides and dance to raise awareness for the Cathedral of the Assumption's Feed My Neighbor program. Feed My Neighbor provides meals to the homeless 365 days a year, “serving up dignity one meal at a time.”
Family is a broad term that we all come to with our own preconceived notions and connotations. To me, family is two-fold; there is my “family,” the small nuclear unit I was born into, and the much broader “community-family” of which I am a proud participant.
Exciting news for this summer – I will be interning at New Roots! New Roots is a non-profit organization that, “ignites communities to come together, share knowledge, and build relationships with farmers to secure access to fresh food.”
Pictured here is my dear friend Tamara Sandberg, the director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB). We met two years ago when I shifted the focus of my hunger relief efforts from being strictly local to include all of Kentucky.
Embracing the spirit of the season, I couldn't be more thankful for the support I have received from my community regarding my current quest to secure funding for my "License Plate For Hunger Relief Initiative". By linking with me, Louisville is leading the way in establishing an ongoing means of hunger relief, not just in Louisville, but throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
"Drive Hunger Away"
Our Goal - To establish a means of ongoing funds for hunger relief throughout the Commonwealth.
Giving Grill and Party
Kentucky Country Day Junior Chad Kamen's Team Food Chain in now in the process of becoming a foundation, linking together various hunger relief non-profits in the state to better service those in need. Team Food Chain will be participating for it's 5th year in Dare To Care's Hunger Walk. Taking broader action, Chad is currently trying to establish a specialty license plate that would provide annual funding directly targeting hunger throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In the state of Kentucky, 15.6% of Kentucky households report serious problems affording adequate nutritious food with more than 1 in 5 children in the state remaining food insecure. The proceeds from this plate will benefit the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, which services all 120 counties.
Kentucky will now join the ranks of nearly 40 other states that provide state support for hunger relief efforts.
On January 16, students from Kentucky Country Day traveled to the State Capitol in Frankfort for Children’s Advocacy Day. They were advocating on behalf of Team Food Chain.
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