FBR held a “State of Hunger” press conference yesterday at the Colorado Nonprofit Association to address hunger on national and local levels. Panelists included Feeding America’s, Eric Davis, Hunger Free Colorado’s, Kathy Underhill, FBR’s Kevin Seggelke and His Hands Christina Ministries, Johnny Davis. Each panelist spoke about their organization’s challenges and discussed the reality of growing demand for food assistance. The Denver Post was a part of the conference and featured a front page story this morning.
Denver and the West
Colo. Food Banks See “Staggering” Increase in Need
By Colleen O’Connor
The Denver Post
Colo. Food Banks See “Staggering” Increase in Need –
Colorado’s five major food banks distributed more than 76 million pounds of food throughout the state last year, a 25 percent increase over the previous year, and experts expect worse to come. “Already, this fiscal year . . . is on pace for another 7 to 10 percent increase over the prior year, which makes that a 32 to 35 percent increase over a two-year time period,” said Kevin Seggelke, president and chief executive of Food Bank of the Rockies. “That’s just a staggering number.
Read the rest of the Denver Post’s article here.