In 2012, Community Food Share (CFS) received a commitment of $2.5 million from an anonymous donor to support the purchase and renovation of its new facility in Louisville. This building is triple the size of its current one, which means the organization will be able to better meet the growing needs of our community, as well as house significantly more fresh produce and frozen food.

There was one catch: In order to claim the $2.5 million donation, CFS had to raise $1 million by the end of the year.

Food Share did it. Actually, we all did. Our community came together and made a difference to help CFS sustain our friends and neighbors in need. And the Camera was proud to have had a hand in the success.

“Many many thanks for your thorough and heartfelt coverage of our $1 million challenge,” wrote CFS development director Terry Tedeschi.  “As you may know, we actually raised $1,029,000, two weeks ahead of schedule, due in great part to your blogs, editorials, and articles.”

Congratulations to CFS and everyone in our community who gave so generously and worked so tirelessly to meet the $1 million challenge. Our shared future looks very bright indeed. To learn more about the vital work of CFS and what you can do to support it, visit