Wanda’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

IMG_3893It’s a bright, sunshiny day as the food bank van rolls down the street to a small home in central Denver.  Peggy, FBR’s driver is coming to visit Wanda and bring monthly USDA commodities made possible through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) administered by FBR. She also brings other items including some fresh produce, bread and even a bag of pet food for Wanda’s furry companions.  Wanda’s face lights up as Peggy walks up the steps.

Wanda worked for the city for many years, taking public transportation to and from her job and counting on her husband to do the additional driving. Living for many years on a fixed income and now widowed, she’s home-bound and relies on help from Food Bank of the Rockies for her groceries.

“Sometimes I don’t have the money to get food, so it’s really important to me. I’m so happy to know we have the food bank. I’m so grateful for that,” she tells us.

Wanda is one of more than 411,000 people in our service area who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. We’re grateful for the support we receive from the USDA, food and fund donors and volunteers – making it possible to share nourishment and provide hope to struggling families.

Watch Wanda share her story.

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