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Our Approach To Eradicate Childhood Hunger

Food for Thought strives to eliminate weekend hunger for children in the Denver Metro Area by providing food PowerSacks for the weekend, because we believe that no child should go hungry.

Each PowerSack has 10-15 items, enough to feed a family of four two meals. Each week, hundreds of volunteers help pack and deliver PowerSacks to the schools we serve across Denver.

The schools we serve are where 90% or more of the student population is eligible for free and reduced lunch programs. These schools are known as “Title One,” which means an annual income for a family of four is less than $29,000 per year.

Because we give every student a PowerSack, many of the barriers that traditionally interfere with distribution are removed. To make sure no PowerSacks go unused, we encourage community tables and food pantries in the schools we serve have access to extra or unwanted items.

  • We provide PowerSacks for 10,668 elementary kids at 41 schools, as well as discreet food pantries in eight high schools.
  • We are a 100% volunteer program. We have no employees and pay no salaries. Never have, never will!
  • Our generous Board of Directors cover all admin and fundraising costs.
  • 100% of your donations are used to buy food for our program.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Food For Thought! Sign up to Pack a Bag at the two bag packing sites, or Give a Bag by donating funds to help us purchase non-perishable food and run our operation.

Food for Thought Denver started in 2012 with two schools. Now, more than 53 schools are provided PowerSacks every weekend during the school year. See how we’ve helped impact childhood hunger across Denver.

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