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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each year when we call for nominations for our New Faces of Philanthropy, we inevitably receive nominees who do not meet the minimum age requirement of 21, but whose applications are so powerful, they cannot be ignored.
"Kudos to sophomore Chad Kamen for his work with the Louisville Hunger Walk. Chad took over Cat Gallagher's locker shelf fundraiser and raised $630 that went directly to Dare to Care."
On September 18, 2011 we put another “hole in hunger!” By reaching out to the KCD community once more and tapping into Chad's love for golf, we ultimately raised $5,000 and continued our commitment to engaging Louisville about hunger relief.
AFP has an obligation to promote and encourage the involvement of young people in philanthropy and the profession of ethical fundraising. Accordingly, the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy is awarded annually to a person or group of young individuals who have demonstrated exceptional efforts in changing the world with an giving heart.
"Kudos to the many members of the KCD community who participated as members of Team Food Chain in the Dare to Care Hunger Walk. KCD was a huge part of this event, and it showed in the media coverage!