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
Jon WoodwardDirector, VISA
Jeane LarkinsVolunteer Coordinator, Food For Thought – Denver
John ThielenPresident, Roth Distributing
Greg ThielenRetired Businessman, Community Volunteer

Advisory Council

Michael WrayProfessor, Hospitality, Events, Tourism, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Josh ScottCEO, Craftsy
Bennett ThompsonManaging Director, Mountaingate Capital
Tim SoderquistSr. Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Laurence RuaVice-President, Centerplate
Ben WaymireSenior Account Manager, Volume Nine
Matt BargellCEO & Lead Designer, Norden41
Paul LarkinsCEO, SquareTwo Financial
Matt SteinkampPresident, Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club
Deborah MillerFormer Principal, Columbian Elementary
Michael HarrisonMetro State University, President Rotaract Club
John KilrowSenior Vice President, Shea Properties
Adam WarnerCEO, Key Equipment Finance
Ed KellerVice President of Catering, Boston Market