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.

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 …