How to participate in Feed the Rock's Food Drive
Feed the Rocks, Community Food Initiative
People Helping People and Helping Our People Excel (h.o.p.e.) have partnered to make this year’s Feed the Rocks’ community food initiative stronger and to provide program opportunities that will have a lasting community impact. Our team is dedicated to sharing creative experiences, such as Feed the Rocks, and building partnerships to strengthen our community food systems.
This year we are proud to support six leading frontline hunger relief agencies serving the Denver-metro area, as well as Colorado’s leading anti-hunger organization Hunger Free Colorado. We encourage you to learn more about our partners. Try finding the closest one to your home here in Denver, visit their website, and get involved by volunteering and/or donating to the cause.
Feed the Rocks will be hosting food drives and virtual ‘food drives’ leading up to the concert to help support these important nonprofit organizations. Also, look for our community food partners at the concert! Donate directly to h.o.p.e. to support Feed the Rocks’ community food initiative by clicking here:
Hunger is a serious—and often invisible—problem in Colorado, but it is solvable. People Helping People and Helping Our People Excel encourage you to learn more about this important issue and take action to make a difference where you live. Please join us in the effort to Feed the Rocks!
Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.)
H.O.P.E.'s mission is to support those in need, living in the Denver-metro area, through coordination of community resources. h.o.p.e. implements its mission from a wheelchair accessible food pantry located in Lakewood. Food distribution is available on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. h.o.p.e.’s core values include accessibility of services, respect for the dignity and independence of clients, quality of food and services, adaptability to the diverse needs of clients, collaboration and resource sharing, and organizational sustainability. www.hope-online.org
Hunger Free Colorado
Hunger Free Colorado is leading efforts to connect families and individuals to food and nutrition resources, and to create positive changes in systems, policies and social views, so no Coloradan goes hungry. Visit HungerFreeColorado.org or call (855) 855-4626 to find out how you can get involved.
Denver Inner City Parish Food Bank
Founded in 1960, the Food Bank is one of the original and longest running programs offered by the Denver Inner City Parish. The Food Bank is a no-boundary food bank that also operates a client choice model. No-boundary means that we allow all people who express a need to access our food bank, regardless of where they reside. www.dicp.org
Food Exchange Resource Network (FERN)
Food Exchange Resource Network (FERN) is a food bank warehouse and distribution center that operates within a unique collaborative model. By working together, the FERN collaborative has hound a unique way to overcome the issues of storage for smaller food banks, particularly around the issue of storing perishable items. By working together we are making a bigger impact on addressing hunger. FERN Warehouse is located in Southwest Denver. www.dicp.org/hunger/fern/
Metro CareRing’s mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency. As one of Denver’s largest hunger-relief organization directly serving families, Metro CareRing works to meet people’s immediate need for food while also addressing the root causes of their hunger and poverty. Using a multifaceted approach, Metro CareRing is an innovative leader in addressing problems related to hunger, with programming offered in hunger relief, healthy living/nutrition education, and self-sufficiency. www.metrocarering.org
Arvada Community Food Bank
Arvada Community Food Bank provides effective hunger relief services to people in need. ACFB believes it can produce a significant impact in the quality of life in our community, not only by addressing hunger, but also by building community and improving the overall economic standards in its service area.
Growing Home fulfills our mission to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future. We believe in fighting poverty holistically, addressing both the immediate and long term needs of both generations in each family. We provide children in poverty with intensive, preventative, and long-term support; and we give their parents immediate interventions to provide for basic needs, along with long-term support to gain the tools and skills necessary for self-sufficiency.
Growing Home’s Feeding Families Food pantry is open 7 days a week and serves over 300 families monthly with a 3-day supply of fresh, healthy, kid friendly foods that offer long-term benefits for healthy development. We strive to offer nutritionally sound food options, and educate clients on making wise food choices. www.growinghome.org
Denver Urban Ministries (DENUM)
Every day families receive help with their basic needs of food, rent or utility assistance, or infant items with provide stability. Employment Services gives job seekers access to case management, phones, voicemail, hygiene items, clothing referrals and computer access to help them move from dependency to self-sufficiency. A focus on education and advocacy seeks community transformation and sustainability. In Urban Education, youth and adults explore services and society in an urban setting and return to their communities as advocates for compassion, fairness and justice.
Denver Urban Ministries is an advocate, educator and trusted provider of basic human and employment services to vulnerable people in greater Denver. www.denum.org
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