We wrote a grant last week to CO BIZ and were amazed to see that we had over 2800 hours of service by our supporters. We have about 40 volunteers a week helping in picking up food, driving food to schools and packing the weekend food bags.
We will have a few big events this year and will need about 100 volunteers for those dates. If you are working for a corporation that gets paid time off to volunteer we would love to talk with you.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Barbara Moore Executive Director will set a time to come and speak with you.
We do desire children, teens, young adults to seniors to be a diverse group and organization. One regular helper brings her son in his backpack and he rests on her while she walks about picking up seven items a 100 times. The children of Foothills Elementary get to have the privilege of helping for an hour on a rotation. The community liaison shares with them reminders about helping others. They just shout out sometimes how happy they are to do this work. Food Bank of the Rockies is our program provider for our food. We get canned foods, fresh foods and items rescued from grocery stores.
We work in food policy groups in the city also. We are active members of the Jefferson County Food Policy Council. Together we can end hunger. We support the bill in the Colorado legislature right now to end hunger .
We were featured in the Jefferson County Schools News last week:
Foothills Elementary School welcomed a special helper January 5! Phil Weiser, a candidate for Colorado Attorney General, volunteered his time to support Jeffcoeats Weekend Food Program at Foothills, the hub for Jeffco Eats. They process and fill over 500 grocery bags of food that is distributed and delivered to 12 Jeffco Public Schools every week. Students who participate receive a free bag of food every Friday to supplement their family weekend food needs. It was a pleasure having Phil and his team help out!
To volunteer :
Metro Volunteers http:www.metrovolunteers.org