Serve Share Love

We are serving and sharing and loving our community together each week. Jeffco Eats has made progress this year in developing a sound base of Volunteers for driving and packing and Leadership. Check us out on Guide Star We will be dedicating much hard work to creating stronger relationships with corporations and monthly supporters. Food Insecurities have shifted to where schools are asking us for emergency foods and after school foods and during the […]

Count on Me – monthly donors

Our children need 50 people to step up to become part of the COUNT ON ME group.  You know how children know who they can count on.  So its easy to become one of those people for our children who receive food each week. Some are homeless, most have parents who work two jobs and are often not home at moments when they are needed.  Become a history maker and sign up today for COUNT […]

Targeted Food Drive – Refugees in Lakewood

Jeffco Eats has in past two years reached out to the families living in Lakewood who are refugees.  This month we are doing a targeted food drive for some families from Afghanistan and Congo.  We only need foods on list. They have asked for these specific foods and we want to honor them by providing what they are in need of and have chosen.  Please provide foods that are fresh and not expired dated food. […]

Woodstock to Foodstock – I came upon a child of God that was walking along the road

 She was one of those ’60s people Joni Mitchell sang about, a child of God walking along a road that led to Woodstock. Seeds of goodwill from attending that music festival planted in Barbara Moore’s soul.But they lay dormant for years, squelched by life in the corporate fast lane. Then Barbara asked herself what she really wanted. “To get back to the garden.”She learned that more than 200,000 children struggle with hunger every day in Colorado. […]

Typical Weekend Jeffco Food “Eats” Sack

Our weekend food sacks are healthy and follow the USDA daily plate nutritional menu items.  Title One children receive breakfast, lunch and sometimes after school snacks Monday to Friday. It is real hunger needs for too many students we are reducing. We provide shelf stable foods, produce and snacks. We occasionally provide dairy items .   Weekly menu in a weekend food sack: Orange juice, crackers,rice,green beans,fruit cocktail,tomatoes,chili. Mac and Cheese,pinto beans,pineapple,soup,peanut butter,crackers,orange juice,tomatoes. Jelly,spaghetti sauce, […]

Facts on Chronic Hunger in Jeffco

When a child does not have access to regular meals and is uncertain of when they may eat again, they are experiencing the epidemic known as “chronic childhood hunger.” Families that cannot afford food or do not have regular access to food are considered “food insecure.” Since 2001-2003, the number of children living in households that were “food insecure” at some point during the year has grown 61 percent in Colorado. By 2006-2008,approximately 234,000 children […]

What is a Title One School

How are Title 1 Funds Used? How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students, primarily […]

What is Free and Reduced Lunch Program in Public Schools

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.Jun 13, 2017 A student from a household with an income at or below 130 percent of the poverty income threshold is eligible for free lunch. A student from a household with an income between 130 percent and up to 185 percent of the poverty […]

Jeffco Eats Awarded Community First Foundation Grant

We are so grateful for our grant award from the Community First Foundation this month.Jefferson County was our starting point as we began to serve the community with passion, vision and hard work. “Our journey began in Jefferson County. In 1975, we were founded as the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation and initially served as the fundraising arm for the hospital on Denver’s west side. Over the years, we have grown and changed to become the […]

> 50,199 pounds distributed in 2017 to reduce hunger Jeffco Eats

We are pleased to announce that during 2017 Jeffco Eats has brought over 50,199 pounds of food to our program schools and the precious children.  We have also brought fresh produce and fresh vegetables from a few farms .  We love to serve and cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. We will grow together as we believe people want to help others. Love to have you get involved with us wherever in the world […]

Trauma & lack of food #JeffcoEats

Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds By Maria Rodale by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition For years I’ve listened to women and men recount an agonizing spectrum of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse and trauma that occurred during their childhood, often continuing through adolescence. Most remember that period in their life as the time when they began to overeat. Neglect, abandonment, isolation, and […]

How does weekend food affect families and children ?

How does weekend food affect families and children ?  We have 12 programs in Jefferson County who are dedicated to bringing weekend food to children and families.  Most programs do regular evaluations of the success or areas of growth needed to shape programs for excellence.  University of Illinois Urbana did a study for Feeding America.  Feeding America is the Hunger in America organization that is the steering wheel for spokes of Regional Food Banks who […]

Foodkeeper @food safety for weekend food program : Jeffco Eats learning literacy

We follow all USDA guidelines for food safety. This is especially true in regards to shelf stable foods and dates on cans and packages.  If you are a school liaison or family who gets these foods weekly this free mobile app can help you feel safe and informed. The FoodKeeper contains food safety and storage advice to help your shoppers maintain freshness and quality of foods. There are two ways to help shoppers utilize The […]

PUSH Fresh Produce to the needy Jeffco Families =PUSH #jeffcoeats

We are Proud to announce that Jeffco Eats is a member of the amazing PUSH program with Food Bank of the Rockies. We are also Agency Express members and Totes for Hope program providers. We live to PUSH PRODUCE. We exist to allow greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our school children and their families. Colleen Daszkiewicz,Agency Relations Representative, Food Bank of the Rockies is doing amazing work to increase access to fresh […]

“A mom cried last week when we got her weekend food from Jeffco Eats”

“A mom cried last week when we got her weekend food from Jeffco Eats” Slowing down every now and then is a good habit. Summer is a time to have some specials moments of fun. Fun can mean many things to many people. The hundreds of volunteers at Jeffco Eats every week bring smiles or tears to children and families. Together we can eradicate weekend hunger for 4000 children. We were asked by New Life […]