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