Spring Break Can Be Heartbreaking for Hungry Kids

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

The clock springs forward and the days get longer. Green shoots pop up in the flower beds and the birds chirp a little louder, signaling a change in season.  Today is the first day of spring and for most of us, it’s a happy shift to warmer weather.  For many kids, it means a week off from school and a …

Paula

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We recently met a real life ray of sunshine.  Her name is Paula and she has a contagious happiness and glow about her.  Traits so many people crave. For Paula, warmth and hope are second nature.  She generously offered to share her story with us.  Her real story.  No fudging or sugar coating.  Life and choices bring about hardship and …

Hillery

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Picture this… you walk out of a routine doctor appointment with an unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer.  Shortly after undergoing treatment for the cancer your kidneys start shutting down and you’re immediately put on dialysis three times per week.  You’re far too weak to work, let alone walk to the mailbox or drive.  In the midst of all of these …

Denver Broncos Share Pam’s Story

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  The Denver Broncos recently met with FBR staff and Pam, a woman who regularly visits a FBR agency partner for food assistance, to film a short video vignette.  This will be used on The Broncos’  “Be a Champion” website as well as on the jumbo tron during home games in November.  We’re so grateful to Pam for sharing her family’s story and for reminding us …

Kris and Jorden

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Kris and Jorden are students at a local school in Denver.  What you wouldn’t know by looking at their beautiful smiles is that food isn’t easy to come by.  Their mom was in a car accident, injuring her arm.  She hasn’t been able to work, which has been hard on the family.  Krist explains, “As long as I have my …

Delores

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Like so many seniors, Delores struggles with diabetes.  Thanks to the Totes of Hope-Senior program, she is able to receive food items needed on a daily basis.  This resource helps supplement her pantry so she can afford the more expensive items needed to care for her health.

Carlene

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Carlene has a story incredibly similar to so many other seniors.  Her husband passed away, she lost her home, she lost a majority of her income and she now needs food assistance as a result.  Carlene is so grateful for the Totes of Hope-Seniors program and for all hunger relief programs that exist to assist men and women just like her. 

Miyo

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You wouldn’t know from Miyo’s conagious smile and laugh that hunger is an concern in her life.  She relies on our Totes of Hope-Senior program to help fill her pantry each month with items that are often too expensive to purchase.  After losing her husband and dealing with muliple major health issues, Miyo came to a place where so many seniors find themselves.  …

Pam, Damian and Family

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Pam’s husband works full time as a tow truck driver.  She babysits in their home.  They have 3 sons and they both work hard.  Very hard.  But it’s not enough to pay the bills, pay their mortgage, buy food and pay for insurance for the family.  They can’t do it all, no matter how hard they try and how determined …

Bill and Billy

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We met Bill Sr. and Billy at Crossroads Church Pantry a couple weeks back.  Bill Sr. recently injured his back for the 3rd time working at a lumber yard and was told by his doctor that he needs a change of vocation. His wife works full time to help support the family. They’ve been waiting for 30 days for his workers comp to kick …