2,000 Families & 5,000 Kids

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This morning I witnessed a line of our neighbors that extended around a city block in East Denver. Last week, 2,000 families and more than 5,000 children signed up with Volunteers of America to receive a bag of food to get them through this holiday week. They lined up before 8:00am this morning to pick up the much needed food. …

Savannah

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Hot was an understatement. But temperatures pushing 100 didn’t stop folks from coming out to the Produce and Health Fair in Northglenn this summer. Before the fair opened at 9:00 a.m., the line was already reaching beyond the block and around the corner. People were waiting for healthy food – food they could not otherwise afford. Volunteers scurried to ready …

Ulysses

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Uly knows firsthand what it’s like to be without. He graciously tells the story of what brought him to serve on FBR’s Board of Directors in the video below. Check it out.

Arely, Isabel & Githzell

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The students at Smith Elementary & Whittier Elementary in Denver don’t live in an upscale area of town. Many of them find themselves wondering where their next meal will come from. When these kids were asked to choose a charitable cause to focus their efforts on, they read books, researched and decided to focus their energy on the issue of …

Dolerez, Naomi & Max

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Dolerez came to the United States 26 years ago in hopes of providing a better life for her 5 children. And that she did. One child is currently in law school and one is in the midst of obtaining a degree in social work. Between her 5 children, Dolorez has 8 grandchildren who spend time with her while their parents …

Loretta

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Loretta used to throw away food at meals. “Never did I believe that I’d be in this situation. I have college background and worked for the city for over 30 years. Retirement wasn’t supposed to bring this with it.” Her husband is on social security due to osteoporosis and most of their money has to go toward medical bills. Food …

Brandy

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Brandy is being raised by a single mom. Daycare is too expensive, so her mom had to quit her job. They sold their car due to the cost of fuel and maintenance, which means they walk where they need to go. Luckily a local food pantry is close to home. Otherwise they wouldn’t have enough food to get them through …

Mike

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When you see a long line of people, you assume that there’s something worthwhile at the other end. Something worth waiting for. At Holy Ghost Church downtown Denver, that something is a PB&J sandwich and a bag of cookies. And for many folks, that sandwich is definitely worth waiting for. The line-up starts at 9:30am and by the time lunch …