This morning, my fellow V9er, Troy Schultz, and I had the great opportunity to volunteer for Food For Thought Denver (FFT). This organization meets every Friday morning at 7 am to pack “PowerSacks” full of food (sourced from the Food Bank of the Rockies) for four elementary schools in the Denver Public Schools (DPS) system. Once all the PowerSacks are packed, the food is then loaded onto a truck and hand delivered to the many kids who literally do not eat over the weekend without the support of FFT.
Troy and I happened to choose a morning where there were many student volunteers from University of Colorado, so it was truly a “many hands make light work” experience. In just two short hours, we packed over 1,200 PowerSacks and over 6,000 pounds of food for these kids!
Over the next six weeks, I’m happy to say that several V9ers will have the opportunity to make fighting against child hunger a top community service priority. We are honored to be supporting an organization like FFT that is so aligned with our collective community service mission.
Not only will we be packing PowerSacks on early Friday mornings, but we will also be supporting the Rock-A-Belly event on October 11. This is a global hunger awareness event and fundraiser for FFT. In partnership with Stop Hunger Now and VISA, FFT will pack 100,000 meals for global hunger relief in a single day! Live music will be featured throughout the day, and following the packing session participants will enjoy food tastings by 14 of Denver’s top chefs along with craft brew by Tivoli Brewing Company.
Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, you can sign up to support Rock-A-Belly through their event sign-up page.