DENVER -- Denver7 is proud to partner once again with arc Thrift Stores for Feed Colorado .
Since 2001 over 2.45 million pounds of food has been provided through Feed Colorado and donated to Volunteers of America's Meals on Wheels and City Harvest food bank. Please help us reach this year’s goal of 160 tons. The donations collected from the Feed Colorado food drive represent the largest single donation of shelf-stable food annually to the Volunteers of America and feed local families for an entire year.
- 1 in 7 Coloradans are food insecure
- 1 in 7 seniors struggle with hunger and have to choose between buying groceries and paying their bills
- Nearly 14% of Colorado households cannot afford to buy food and pay their rent, utility bills or needed prescriptions
- 1 in 4 Colorado households with children report food hardship
- More than 25% of working families in Colorado do not have enough food to meet their basic needs
Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound older adults in the community. Participation in a Meals on Wheels program can help individuals reduce the chance of premature institutionalization; allow elderly married couples to remain together in the comfort of their own home; and remove a significant barrier preventing or delaying the discharge of a patient from a hospital or institution.
City Harvest is an inner-city food bank that distributes food to neighborhood food pantries, homeless shelters, many residential programs, etc. - but not directly to the public. Representatives from over 70 food pantries (and other programs) visit City Harvest on a pre-determined schedule and "go shopping." They can choose from shelf-stable foods, fresh produce, an assortment of breads and rolls, and often a good selection of dairy and meat products. These agencies must have a 501 (c)3 designation and meet certain minimum requirements to receive food from City Harvest.
If you are an individual or family that needs emergency food, call the Volunteers of America Mission 303-295-2165