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Erik Folkerts – Food For Thought Volunteer of The Week

One of the most wonderful things about Food For Thought is that everyone has a role. Some folks arrive early to get the food organized for the volunteers to pack bags. Some load the bins on trucks and deliver them to the classroom. We’ve even got a couple who fluff up the plastic bags so they’re easier to open and put food into. Perhaps the...

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GPA Midstream Donation Feeds 2k Families

Each week, our fearless leader Bob Bell climbs onto his tailgate around 7:30am and tells the Food For Thought story to a captive audience. Some of his stories are pretty consistent from week to week (“so I was sitting on a barstool one day…”). Some of his stories get drowned out from the myriad of whistles that blare as trains roll by. Each...

A Great Day for The Trucking Crew

Some days are a grind when volunteering with Food For Thought. The “Bomb Cyclone” with 3’ of snow comes to mind (yeah, we delivered that week…). Every day volunteering at Food For Thought is a blessing. Seeing the little kids wave to us from their desks as we deliver bins of food to their classrooms always warms our hearts. And some days are...

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A Letter to Our Supporters

Dear Friends, This has been an extraordinary time, and true to form, our FFT supporters have risen to the occasion. We are being inundated (in a good way!) by individuals, families, and companies looking to volunteer and help support the children and families we serve through Food For Thought Denver. It is very heartening to know that so many...

South High School of Denver’s Incredible Food Pantry

Being in high school is challenging, at best. It’s full of academic rigors, extracurriculars competing for your time and energy, constantly shifting friendships, and the pressures of applying to college and / or finding work! Now imagine having just arrived at a large high school in Denver from another country, not knowing a single soul, not...

It’s Back to School Time!

Dear Friends of Food For Thought Denver, It’s August, so it must be……BACK TO SCHOOL time! It’s the time of year we can’t wait for because we look forward to filling all those little bellies and to seeing the smiling faces of all our volunteers! Our volunteer calendar for the year is now available on our website! FFT is SO proud to announce...

Kids Helping Kids: Food For Thought’s Young Trailblazers

Part Four, Lina Bargell by Ali Marsh Kids Helping Kids: Food for Thought’s Young Trailblazers (part IV—Lina) “Because they’re all our kids” is the guiding principle Food for Thought has lived by since its inception, and it’s one that has kept the organization laser focused on ensuring that their mission is simple yet incredibly effective. This...

Kids Helping Kids: Food For Thought’s Young Trailblazers, Part Three

Part III, Alex and Owen by Ali Marsh This month, we’re highlighting Owen and Alex, two of the most well-rounded young men I’ve ever met. These dynamos have been volunteering with their mom, Wynter, as part of The CE Shop’s partnership with Food for Thought. They’ve been critical to the success of pack sites at Greenwood Academy, John H. Amesse...

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