“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.Image result for good images

We were asked by New Life Church in Lakewood which is a place focused on helping those in dire need, to bring food to a summer camp for 8 weeks. We were thrilled and honored. Gail Garcia is the Director of Zocata which happens at 1380 Ammons Street Lakewood.

By you giving a recurring donation on paypal you can insure we keep on existing as a high functioning and strategic non profit 501 c3. 

We are working on a test program for Fall where we will help some families not have food trauma due to deprivation and lack for a number of months.

 

They need help and coaching on how to make decisions around food when they feel safe. Will you consider joining our growing group of those who give $25, $50 or even $150 a month to help and insure every week that Jeffco Eats ?  Image result for donate monthly to charity

 

 

Volunteers for summer needed Jeffco Eats – families and corporate groups welcome

 Volunteers are the core of who we are.  Add a little sunshine to the lives of working poor families and especially children. 

We have over 20 locations we will be bringing our 7-9 lb weekend food club bags to with shelf stable food for whole family and produce and snacks too.  

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We will be helping children at apartment complexes, schools sites and even parks. We are collaborating with some other great non profits.  

 

Our summer headquarters is Wheat Ridge Head Start at 12725 w 42nd Street Wheat Ridge.  Sign up on http://www.metrovolunteers.org   Or email jeffcoeats@gmail.com

Last summer fifty percent of our volunteers were children and teens.  Together we are reducing childhood hunger. 

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER:

  1. Pack weekend food club bags on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 –  Need 25-35 volunteers 
  2. Deliver orders to our program sites on Thursday  10 to 12:30 or Fridays from 11:30 to 1:00
  3. Pick up food at Food Bank of Rockies with our rental U HAUL moving truck.  Very heavy load and can have team of two.  You do not have to lift at FBR just help us unload at our site. Volunteers at Food Bank Rockies place our order in the truck with forklifts. Need insurance and valid driver license. 
  4. Help set up pop up farmer market style table with produce at apartment complex – for more info email jeffcoeats@gmail.com

 

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School is out and we are ready to bring weekend food #JeffcoEats

This is the second year where we have held our breath wondering, “Oh my gosh what are the children going to do now”.  Well last summer we at least helped 450 children have weekend food at about 12 school sites.  We are doing more strategic planning in collaboration with others to really move the dial of hunger down this Summer. When school vacation starts so does 42 % of a child’s food possibly go away.  We have collaborated with several groups to so far have 20 sites where we will be bringing weekend food for the children. 

We will be providing weekend food program totes with seven or 8 items and produce and snack food items to apartment complexes, parks and school sites in Lakewood and Wheat Ridge.      

We believe in the fact that synergy is created together and that we can truly greatly reduce summer hunger by diligent and strong advocacy work.  We have spent the last three weeks connecting with those  who might have children present that we could bring hope to with food for the child and family. We are program providers with Food Bank of the Rockies .  We provide weekend food bags and produce and snacks. 

 

                             Summer 2018 /Locations for Jeffco Eats Weekend Food Program

 

  1. Lasley Elementary – Kids Smart and Lasley students 1401 S Kendall St, Lakewood, CO
  2. Americana Apartments – Teresa Brewer, Mgr. – 12598 W Dakota Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

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  1. Rose Stein – Kids Smart – 80 S Teller Lakewood CO
  1. Wilmore Davis – Kids Smart – 7975 W 41st Ave Wheat Ridge
  1. Metro Housing  –  Maplewood Apartments 856 S Van Gorden Ct Lakewood
  2. Metro Housing –  Cedar Gardens 6990 W Cedar Ave Lakewood
  3. Metro Housing – Marston Pointe Apartments – 7875 W Mansfield Pkwy Lakewood
  4. Metro Housing – Belmar Groves – 259 S Teller St Lakewood
  5. Metro Housing – Lamar Station Crossing – 6150 W 13th Lakewood

10. Mulholm Elementary –  Tentative TBA

11. Emory Elementary   – Tenative TBA                   

12. Timberleaf Apartments – 1388 Garrison Street Lakewood – Mgr – Sarah 303 232 4196

13. Mission 98.org apartments – – 8 locations/ Green Gables -2575 S Sheridan Street Lakewood

14. St Bernadette Catholic School – 1100 Upham Street Lakewood CO . Not weekly just for                           special events . Vacation Bible Study time-frame.         

15. Food Services Jefferson County Schools – mobile – TBA

16. Head Start Lakewood – Patterson Cottages –  – 1480 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80232                                      

17. Ray Ross Park – 680 S Harlan St Lakewood – near Jewish mobile unit/lunchbox express

18. Surfside Spray Park – 5330 W 9th Ave Lakewood – near Jewish mobile unit lunchbox express

19.Trailer Park -Mitchells Mobile park and Mountain Air Park  10403 W Colfax Ave

20. Lakewood Link –  – 1295 S Reed Street Lakewood

We need volunteers to help pack on Fridays at 10 am at Wheat Ridge Head Start facility.  12725 W 42nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.Please sign up at www.metrovolunteers.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We need volunteers to drive on Thursdays or Fridays to deliver food to sites.  Sign up at www.metrovolunteers.org .

 

 

Summer packing and deliveries for weekend food #JeffcoEats

School will be out for the year on May 18.  We will deliver the last food for our schools on May 17. We could not do it without our 50 volunteers or more a week.  We have 8 drivers and over 35 packers including school students packing the food.  We will start up again for summer food deliveries first week of June .  Will advise if we start June 1 or June 8.

ImageOur summer packing site has graciously been loaned to us by Head Start Jefferson County.  We will be operating out of the Wheat Ridge facility at 12Map of Wheat Ridge Head Start725 W 42nd Avenue Wheat Ridge.

Please go to http://www.metrovolunteers.org 

You can sign up as a corporate group, family or individuals.  We highly encourage children and teens to join in the fun of serving others.

We will be packing 7 item substantial foods for child and family on weekends. We will also pack produce and snack items.  We cannot do this without you all. !