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
2011/2012 10 2 600 6,000 48,000 42,752 0 $24,854.86 292 584
2012/2013 36 3 600 21,600 172,800 104,529 0 $76,382.79 826 1,652
2013/2014 36 4 900 32,400 259,200 161,918 12,000 $98,934.86 1,268 2,536
2014/2015 36 5 1,200 43,200 345,600 223,861 20,000 $121,692.87 1,800 3,600
2015/2016 36 7 2,000 72,000 576,000 369,950 0 $186,491.19 2,000 7,000
Total 1547 5,300 175,200 1,401,600 903,01032,000 $508,356.57 6,186 15,372

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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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