Over 400 volunteers, hundreds of donors and several community partners, made it possible for us to distribute 1,700 meals to families in need in north Denver the week before Thanksgiving. Our partner, ThornCreek Church, produced this video to show what it looks like for the community to come together and help their neighbors. We want to express our gratitude to these local businesses and organizations that donated items and services to make this event possible.
Mayor Heidi Williams interviewed Executive Director, Emily Stromquist, in this segment that highlights Food for Hope's current programs and what you can do to help us achieve our mission. Check it Out!
Food for Hope has been selected as one of the newest preferred partners for the Giving Back Group!
If you are buying or selling real estate then please consider using this group. Our organization will be empowered to feed more children through each transaction. For more information, click the logo above or email Rick Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The volunteer coordinator for Food for Hope just received the honor of the 7News Everyday Hero award. Mike Lewis has been with our organization since the beginning, and works tirelessly to make sure we reach as many children as possible with the food they need. He is more than deserving of this award. Check out the video below for the full segment.
September is Hunger Action Month and we are thrilled that several of our community partners are conducting food drives and helping us raise awareness for the issue of childhood hunger in our area.
Citywide Bank in Larkridge at Hwy. 7 is collecting peanut butter and individual oatmeal packets for Food for Hope! They are collecting these items through September 29th. See the link below for more information!
A local group of moms and their children make up the group - S.O.S., which stands for "Summer Of Service". They use the extra time in the summer to serve in nonprofits in the north Denver area, helping local citizens in need. Last summer, this incredible group held a food drive outside of King Soopers and brought in hundreds of pounds of food donations for Food for Hope. This year, the group supported our organization by putting on a bake sale near Park Village Pool. Their results were inspiring! These kids raised close to $200 in only 2 hours! That amount will sponsor a local child to be fed by Food for Hope for an entire school year.
The full video interview!
Food for Hope was selected as the winner of the e-Chievement award on the nationally-syndicated radio show - eTown. Each week the show features someone who is working to make a difference in their community, and this week they are featuring our organization! Use the link below to listen online or find a local radio station that plays the show. We were proud and honored to be a part of the talented team that produces this show. Thank you, eTown!
Founded in 1991, eTown is a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on over 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast. eTown is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience, and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the listener-nominated eChievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster host the show.