Clays for a Cause


Clays for a Cause is a charitable sporting clays program produced and underwritten by Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—is given directly to a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation.

Our charitable focus? With help from some very well-aligned partners, we are striving to support their efforts to curb food insecurity in our state. Did you know that one out of every six Kentuckians faces problems with hunger? That means that on any given day, more than 700,000 people in the Commonwealth do not know where they will find their next meal. Keeping that need in mind, KFB Insurance has used the money raised over the past two years through Clays for a Cause to help increase awareness of hunger issues right here in our state and assist those best equipped to aid our neighbors in need.

 

Clays for a Cause will return in Spring 2022. Details to come.

  • PARTICIPATE ♦ Interested in shooting some clays for a great cause? Seasoned veterans and beginners will be welcome at the fourth annual Clays for a Cause. You can shoot individually or with a team of four. Sign ups for the next event will open in early 2022. Stay tuned for more details!
  • SPONSOR ♦ There are several sponsorship tiers available. Details regarding sponsorship opportunities for the fourth annual Clays for a Cause will be available closer to the event's date.
  • DONATE ♦ In-kind donations (monetary or in the form of a silent auction item) will be accepted online or at the event if individuals or organizations would like to contribute to the charitable cause but do not want sponsorship recognition or to participate in the shooting event. Donation details will be available closer to the event's date.

Where do the funds go?

To date, Clays for a Cause has donated more than $835,000 to charity. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—benefits a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation.

100% of the proceeds raised from the first three years of Clays for a Cause (2019-2021) were dedicated to support local hunger organizations—Feeding Kentucky, Glean Kentucky, and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry—and help raise awareness of food insecurity in our state via the “Kentucky Hunger Initiative." The Kentucky Hunger Initiative was launched in 2016 by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders, and government entities to look for ways to reduce hunger in Kentucky.
 

Feeding Kentucky (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
Feeding Kentucky’s seven member food banks serve all 120 Kentucky counties in partnership with a network of over 800 local food pantries and shelters. Last year, Feeding KY members distributed 96 million pounds of food and grocery products — enough for 79 million meals for our struggling neighbors. Feeding KY reach an estimated 1 in 7 of all Kentuckians each year.

     
 

Glean Kentucky (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
GleanKY was founded in 2010 by three individuals seeking to attack two problems: food waste and hunger. Recognizing that excess produce presented an opportunity to serve the large number of people needing food, the organization explored creative and effective ways to connect the two. GleanKY gathers and redistributes excess fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

     
 

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry is a charitable volunteer run organization comprised of responsible hunters and conservationist who encourage hunters to harvest and donate deer each season. KHFH is a statewide hunger relief program dedicated to providing a healthy source of protein to needy Kentuckians. KHFH’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Kentucky by processing and distributing donated venison to those in need, to provide an outlet for hunters to help their communities and promote environmental stewardship through wildlife management.

 

Past events

2021


On April 20, 2021, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its third annual Clays for a Cause event, bringing in more than $220,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky., was attended by nearly 300 participants and supported by 31 sponsoring companies. This year, all proceeds were again designated to support local hunger relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

Click here for the 2021 press release

Click here to access photos from this event 


2020


KFB Insurance made a historic donation in April 2020 in lieu of the company’s second annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, which was canceled due to social distancing guidelines. The record-setting $500,000 donation was comprised of the KFB Insurance Foundation’s $125,000 contribution (derived from Clays for a Cause sponsor and participant commitments) and then enhanced by an additional $375,000 from the Insurance Company. Funds were split between three local non-profit organizations – Feeding Kentucky, Glean Kentucky and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry.
 

Click here for the 2020 press release

Click here for 2020 media coverage


2019


On April 23, 2019, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its inaugural Clays for a Cause event, raising $115,950 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Ky., was attended by 191 participants and supported by 37 sponsoring companies. All proceeds were donated to local hunger-relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

Click here for the 2019 press release 

Click here to access photos from this event 

Click here for 2019 media coverage