THE BEGINNING…

30 years ago, in Cincinnati, a tragic incident occurred that touched the hearts of our local residents. Three homeless children were living in an abandoned garage and were locked in when their father left them alone.

A fire broke out in the garage, unable to escape, all three children perished.

Realizing children are not always visible behind the homeless adults, the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association wanted to help. So, Mardi Gras for Homeless Children was born 29 years ago.

Today, Homeless Children continues to be a major challenge in our community. Desperate area children in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati have benefited immensely from the actions of so many who have volunteered, donated, and attended in support of this annual event that can feed so many local children for an entire year.