Food for Thought Denver
Food for Thought founder Bob Bell had heard through his volunteer work with the Rotary Club that there was a hunger issue in Denver Public Schools. So he sat down with a close friend who taught special education in the school district and asked, “Is this true that the kids in your school are not eating on the weekend?” The story she told just about brought him to tears.
So he sat down with a buddy and said, “Hey, here’s the deal. Kids in Denver need food.” The two got together over a beer, charted out a plan on a napkin, and Food for Thought Denver was born.
The 100-percent volunteer-run nonprofit now provides weekend food bags (a.k.a.PowerSacks) to 53 schools in the Denver area.
While most of Food for Thought’s food recipients qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs during the school week, many of these kids do not have enough to eat on the weekends. As a result, the organization has set forth on one simple mission: Fill this weekend hunger gap.
Knowing that we’re giving kids in our community hope and a healthy start in life is just plain good soul stuff, and we’re proud to partner with this incredible organization.