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 you are. We are missionaries of sorts and serve children with backgrounds from all over the planet.
Mail checks to: Jeffco Eats 9200 W 10th Ave Lakewood CO 80215 Our volunteers are busy every Thursday and Friday driving food bags to Lakewood elementary and High Schools. We serve a middle school in Wheat Ridge and an Elementary school in Edgewater. The total free and reduced lunch students in our strategic targeted cities title one is over 8,000. A food sack costs appx. $4 each. That would be $32,000 per week if every child needed food for weekend. We estimate that in next five years we will serve 35 to 60 percent of children in each school weekend food and produce. This budget is over $1 million. Together we can mitigate trauma from hunger and help every child thrive. Join us by planting a seed with us to enable us to continue bringing food to the hungry children for Saturday and Sunday.
Mail checks to : Jeffco Eats 9200 W 10th Avenue Lakewood CO 80215
Yesterday we cleared out every food tote we had made to help make Thanksgiving a little bit better for our 8 Title One Schools we serve. Our volunteers with some slight back problems had to take a hot bath last night. Haha….
Over 4000 lbs of food went to schools yesterday and fresh farm picked carrots, onions, hubbard squash,potatoes and some cauliflower and greek yogurt for smoothies.
Seriously we need your help this time of year with Christmas coming and holiday vacation from school. Our families are at risk for hunger so when the children do not get their free and reduced breakfasts and lunches each day for a week or so it is really traumatic. Please consider a donation this end of year. Food costs are $4 a week so $20 is five weeks for one child and $156 is 0ne childs food for school year. $156 one child one year
Could you Please consider providing any size year end gift !
Whoo Hoo for Us. We now get to help students at 3 new Jeffco Schools and reduce hunger. We will be bringing weekly weekend food to Brady High School Lakewood. This school is for 11th and 12th graders and utilizes alternative methods to achieve life changing success . Content is project based learning. We are serving this school with Totes for Hope and other foods requested.
THE BRADY OPTION
Our mission is to offer relevant curriculum which fosters healthy adult-student and peer-to-peer relationships, self-knowledge, critical thinking, flexibility, and creativity so that students can effectively adapt to the dynamic global community.
To motivate students and encourage success, no Ds or Fs are given; teachers and students are responsible to ensure that the student is proficient through weekly progress monitoring. Students are also assigned a Seminar teacher who helps to establish weekly goals, explore career opportunities, and guide students in preparation for ACT testing.
Our next school we will be serving weekly is Deane Elementary Lakewood Colorado. They have requested we bring them weekly fresh produce and healthy foods and we said, so be it.
Welcome to Deane Elementary
We believe all students learn at high levels when educators hold high expectations and ensure a safe, structured learning environment that honors diversity, provides varied opportunities for success, and fosters positive relationships through a spirit of collaboration.
Our third school to come on board this month is Alameda High School Lakewood Colorado . Liaisons for community Abe and Carla are rock starts with a huge number of students they help each day. We are working directly with classroom teachers to provide some food each week to reduce chronic hunger problems. Together we can help students in high school thrive and be able to study and even have something to eat before their athletic and club practices.
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 community foundation we are today. For example, in 1997, we became a community foundation and transformed into LMC Community Foundation. In 2007, we changed our name to Community First Foundation to reflect our broader mission. “
This money will directly impact our ability to expand our capacity. We currently serve eight schools which are Title One. Our program provides weekly a bag of about seven items to Emory Elementary Lakewood, Lasley Elementary Lakewood, Edgewater Elementary, Mulholm Elementary Lakewood, Foothills Elementary Lakewood, Everitt Middle School Wheat Ridge and Brady High School Lakewood.
We receive our food mainly from our programs with Food Bank of the Rockies. We provide shelf stable healthy foods and produce and other food items. Our program is 100 per cent about weekend food for those who are at risk for hunger on weekends.
Our program supports children all year round including summer time. We have a vision and strategy to expand to fill needs of more schools in our specific and targeted geographic areas of Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Edgewater. We started our program because these geographic areas were not being served with a backpack weekend food program.
We have gotten strong feed back from parents that they want more fresh produce and we shall meet that goal.
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.
Our ein number is 46-5313137. Perhaps your office wants to make a group donation ? Together we are ending childhood weekend hunger.
Here we are in mid September already and Jeffco Eats started bringing totes for weekend food to schools as soon as we got the go ahead from community liaisons at our schools
We are now serving Foothills Elementary, Emory Elementary and Lasley Elementary and Mulholm Elementary and Rose Stein in Lakewood. Our only middle school is Everitt in Wheat Ridge and we get to help Edgewater Elementary again this year. We also bring totes to refugee children at Green Mountain Elementary weekly.
The feedback from schools is heart warming. We had a mother cry that she was so happy she could have our peanut butter because she keeps it in her car with bread in case the children get really hungry.
We got much gratitude for our backpacks we provided to each student to use for their weekend food or other school needs. Thank you to those who donated so we could purchase those. Families are asking about our program now that we are in our third school season of serving some schools.
For our Fall campaign we are having a fundraiser at 240 Union Lakewood on October 18 lunch and dinner. We are also asking for donations to support our monthly needs to provide food for the 260 children each week. Thank you for your support. Volunteers are needed.
Come join the fun at our second fund raising event at the Hub area # 37 Jeffco Fair Grounds. We are a green canopy near the bandshell area on east side near the Yogurt food truck . We have an awesome prize wheel and are joined by Jovial Concepts.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds – 15200 West 6th Avenue Golden, CO 80401