Our Approach to Childhood Hunger in Denver Public Schools
During the school year, we provide each student with a PowerSack to take home every other weekend. Each PowerSack has 9-13 items, enough to feed a family of four 2 meals. FFT targets schools where 90% or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch programs (income of a family of four is less than $29K/year to qualify). Because we give every student a PowerSack, many of the barriers that traditionally interfere with distribution are removed. We encourage community tables and food pantries the schools we serve to help make sure that no food is wasted and those who need food the most have access to extra or unwanted items.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Food For Thought! Each week, more than 100 volunteers help pick-up, pack and deliver PowerSacks to the children we serve.
- FFT provides PowerSacks for elementary schoolchildren and a discreet food pantry at South High School
- FFT is a 100% volunteer program
- The generous FFT Advisory Board covers all administrative and fundraising costs
- 100% of all donations are used to buy food for our program
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.
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