Ruth

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5 years ago, Ruth came to Colorado from Mexico with her husband and 5 children. The violence in Mexico threatened their safety and they wanted a better life for their children. A fresh start. She found a local food pantry to help them keep food on the table and decided to give back by volunteering at the pantry while her …

Daniel

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Hunger is so often an invisible problem. This is especially evident in the eyes of a child. You can see the joy in Daniel’s eyes, despite the fact that his family doesn’t always know where their next meal will come from. The bad things don’t seem so bad to Daniel – he loves the fact that he can get doughnuts …

D’Andre

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D’Andre and his wife both work full time. He was recently laid off, but finds landscaping jobs to keep him busy while he looks for steady employment. When she’s not at work, his wife is going to school for medical transcription. In the mean time, they have six kids to feed. Six friendly, polite, outgoing kids who are more than …

Leslie

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In 1999, Leslie was acting as caretaker for her mother and was having a tough time making ends meet. She started visiting a local food pantry and senior center and hasn’t stopped since. Her SSI and food stamps help, but without the food boxes she picks up a couple times per month, she wouldn’t get fresh produce and healthy items …

Robert

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On a mild week day morning in April, Robert took his place in a line that stretched a city block. This line is worth waiting in for all these folks because it means a meal. Even if it’s the only one they get that day. Robert was in prison for years and when he was released he found himself with …

Claudette

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71 year old Claudette tells me that lately, it’s impossible to make ends meet. For over 28 years she worked for Montgomery Ward and had to retire due to her husband’s epilepsy and health issues. Until a few years ago, they managed to make ends meet without assistance. That’s just not possible anymore. They’re both on social security and rely …

Curtis

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For 10 years, Curtis worked as a Senior Program Analyst for the Denver Newspaper Agency. He made a good living and spent much of his free time volunteering with the company’s ACTS Volunteer Program. For the past 2 years, Curtis has spent all his vacation days volunteering at FBR. In October of last year Curtis was laid off. In a …

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.