Volunteers Needed

Together we  can greatly reduce hunger on weekends for students 

SIGN UP AT :  http://www.MetroVolunteers.com

We need help packing the weekend food sacks on Fridays from 10 to 11:30, delivering food sacks to schools on thursday and fridays at 11:00 to 1:00 , and picking up food at Food Bank of Rockies with our rented cargo van at 8 am and be done by 10:30.  Go to Metro Volunteers website and type in jeffco eats to send us email about your interest.

Together we can end childhood hunger on weekends. 

Thanksgiving food baskets

We are busy planning to provide children with food in double portions for the Thanksgiving and Christmas school breaks plus extra items to give them holiday meals.  As you make your holiday or Christmas list, will you pause just a moment and add some $25 dollar donations to help us in the reality we live for – to bring hope to our Jefferson county school children. 

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Our ein number is 46-5313137.  Perhaps your office wants to make a group donation ? Together we are ending childhood weekend hunger.

Help Is On the Way – October Jeffco Eats “news”

Word is out about Jeffco Eats.  We have schools calling us weekly to try and join our program to provide food for their students.  We were quoted in the Denver Post this weekend.  The article featured Food For Thought Denver and quoted Barbara Moore Executive Director of Jeffco eats regarding their great and increasing work.  

  http:// www.denverpost.com/2017/10/05/food-for-thought-weekend-meals-hungry-children/                   

The nonprofit Jeffco Eats is a similar program that provides weekend meals to a large number of students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at Jefferson County schools, director Barbara Moore said.

“Many of our schools in Lakewood have over 90 percent free- and reduced-lunch populations, and we have 3,000 homeless children in the Jefferson County Public Schools system,” Moore said. “Many people do not know that government does not give children food on weekends.”

        We are having a FUND RAISER ON OCTOBER 18 at 240 Union Restaurant. Come for lunch or dinner and they will donate 25% of proceeds to Jeffco Eats.

Call 303 898 3562 for reservations.  Address is 240 Union Blvd Lakewood. www.240union.com         

 

We are only serving less than ten percent of the needs of the four cities title one schools we are targeted to help with weekend food.  We cannot do it without our neighbors donating.  

 

We are proud to announce that we were a recipient of a Community First Foundation Grant. We have a solid grant writing strategy in place in addition to events, corporate gifts and individual donations.  We will have a growing focus this Christmas and holiday season for donations.  To fund our target student school and student population  at $4 per tote is over a million and a half dollars.

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                                         Volunteering and Get Involved Ideas

  1. Packing totes with a group of 10 to 20 – Friday from 10 to 1130 at Foothills Elementary
  2. Driving truck to Food Bank of Rockies to pick up food. Friday 8 am to 10 am
  3. Events – host an event to raise money for food for our program – you can pick a school if it is near your church
  4. Volunteer coordinator – lead efforts to get volunteers
  5. Drive totes to a school each week on Thursday or Friday mid day.
  6. Grant writers and grant administrators

 

jeffcoeats@gmail.com  or Barb Moore 720 231 8337