About Food For Thought Denver

Two members of the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club, Bob Bell and John Thielen, founded Food For Thought – Denver. Through a similar program sponsored by the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club in Arvada, Bob and John became aware of the tremendous need in the Denver Public Schools for an effort such as Food For Thought. A partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver was formed when MSU Denver donated on-campus space and provided access to their student body volunteers. With support and initial funding from the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation, the first Powersacks were delivered to two Denver Elementary schools in March 2012. Since that time,  Food for Thought has delivered over 250 tons of food!

Mission Statement

The mission of Food For Thought – Denver is the elimination of weekend hunger in Denver’s Title 1 elementary schools. By providing a Powersack to each child in the school each week, we hope to assure that no child goes hungry over the weekend.

Board Members

Executive Council

Bob BellOwner, Mile Hi Property
John ThielenPresident, Roth Distributing
Jeane LarkinsVolunteer Coordinator, Food For Thought – Denver
Jon WoodwardDirector, VISA
Greg ThielenRetired Businessman, Community Volunteer
John GabrielChief Financial Officer, Digitech Systems
Matt BargellCEO & Lead Designer, Norden41
Allison MarshMental Health Counselor, Children Hospital & Owner, Breakthrough Fit

Advisory Council

Michael WrayProfessor, Hospitality, Events, Tourism, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Paul Larkins
Bennett ThompsonManaging Director, Mountaingate Capital
Adam WarnerCEO, Key Equipment Finance
Tim SoderquistSr. Vice President, Morgan Stanley
John KilrowSenior Vice President, Shea Properties
Deborah MillerFormer Principal, Columbian Elementary
Matthew LoevenguthSr. Development Manager, Galloway & Company, Inc.
Ben WaymireSenior Account Manager, Volume Nine
Blayne BackerPeer Ambassador, First Year Success Program, Metropolitan State University of Denver