Our Impact on Childhood Hunger in Denver Public Schools

We are making an impact for hungry kids in Denver. Since 2012, we have more than doubled the number of schools and students we serve. Our mission is to eradicate weekend hunger for Title I schools in the Denver Public Schools (DPS) system. We will never stop working toward this goal.

Just look at the numbers…

Year # of Weeks # of Schools # of Students # of PowerSacks # of Meals Lbs of Food Lbs of Fresh Produce Cost of Food # of Volunteers Volunteer Hours Value of Volunteer Hours*
2011/2012 10 2 600 4,018 32,141 42,752 0 $16,070.33 292 584 $13,099.12
2012/2013 36 3 600 19,230 153,838 104,529 0 $76,918.97 826 1,652 $40,027.96
2013/2014 36 4 900 23,715 189,720 161,918 12,000 $86,859.91 1,268 2,536 $63,653.6
2014/2015 36 5 1,200 36,850 294,802 223,861 20,000 $134,067.70 1,300 3,600 $92,448.00
2015/2016 36 22,000 52,841 422,729 369,950 0 $211,364.63 1,350 7,000 $181,720.00
2016/2017 36 23 7,000 66,454 531,633 504,478 0 $265,816.41 1,360 9,000 $233,730.00
2017/2018 36 28 8,000 102,073 816,584 868,088 0 $408,292.19 1,470 11,000 $294,580.00
Total 226 305,181 2,441,447 903,01032,000 $1,199,390.14 5,036 35,372 $919,258.68

*hourly amt determined by the Independent Sector https://independentsector.org/resource/vovt_details/

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Letters

What do the schools think about the difference Food For Thought – Denver is making? Read these letters to find out.

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At this time, Food For Thought-Denver supports twenty schools in Denver: Beach Court Elementary, Bryant Webster Elementary, Castro Elementary, Cheltenham Elementary, Cole Elementary, Colfax Elementary, Columbian Elementary, Cowell Elementary, Denver Center for 21st Learning, Denver South High, Eagleton Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Garden Place Elementary, Greenlee Elementary, Greenwood Academy, Manual High School, Math & Science Leadership Academy, Newlon Elementary and Valverde Elementary . Each elementary school has 300+ kids, 3-12 years old, who qualify for Title 1 programs and, therefore, have been selected to receive food.

Food For Thought-Denver currently serves 3,000+ children and their families at a cost of $4 per student, per week, for 36 weeks in the school year.  Due to the generous support of our Board of Directors, who underwrite our limited operation expenses, every penny of your donation is used to purchase food or materials for the program.

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