Where do the funds go? - Kentucky Farm Bureau

Where do the funds go?

To date, Clays for a Cause has donated more than $1 million 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 four years of Clays for a Cause (2019-2022) 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, 2021, and 2022)
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, 2021, and 2022)
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, 2021 and 2022)
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.