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 …

Christy

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Christy and her husband took over the family painting company after her husband’s father passed away suddenly.  Once a lucrative business, the company fell on hard times with the troubled economy.  Christy, her husband, young daughter and mother-in-law are trying to keep up on bills, but are struggling to put food on the table.  They’re currently waiting for food stamps …

Christopher Apple Orchard (aka, Sonny Bono)

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Christopher Apple Orchard, aka, Sonny Bono, found himself without a place to call home last year. He’s legally blind, was forced out of his apartment and had nowhere to go. He had never been homeless and had no idea what resources were at his disposal. When he discovered that the county he had lived in didn’t have any shelters, he …

Vikki

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Vikki was visiting a food pantry for the first time when we sat down with her. She lost her job during the summer of 2009, discovered she had stage 3 cancer in November of that same year and has since taken on the responsibility of caring for her disabled father. During their year of hardships, her husband’s work hours began …

Dorothy

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Dorothy retired from a local medical office years ago.  She had worked hard and decided it was time to move on to the next phase of her life.  Her son got sick shortly after and Dorothy became his care giver, which has pushed her financial situation to its limits.  She receives government assistance once per month, but this has not …