Saturdays 6:30 – 10:30a
*Will be closed Fri. Oct. 20 & Sat. 21*
According to Feeding America there are over 690,000 people, or 12.9% of the population, in Colorado who are food-insecure. Food insecurity means a household has limited or uncertain access to adequate food. In other words, not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Food insecurity may also reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between basic needs (such as housing or medical bills) and buying food.
The ‘Hope Starts Here’ food bank not only grieves over this number, but wants to partner with you to do something about it! We are determined to support people not only through the physical need of hunger, but as well through job support, medical assistance, community and so much more. Join us in making a difference in the lives of 500 families each week!
Nearly 1 in 8 Coloradans (12.1%) struggle with hunger, not always having enough money to buy food.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, September 2016; Food Research and Action Center, How Hungry is America? National, State, and Local Index of Food Hardship, June 2016
Nearly 1 in 9 Coloradans (11.5%) struggle financially, living below the federal poverty line. This includes more than 1 in 7 kids (14.7%).
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey: Poverty, September 2016
Nearly 1 in 5 Colorado kids (19%) may not always know when or where they will get their next meal.
Colorado Children’s Campaign, 2016 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!, March 2016
More than 1 in 7 Colorado seniors (13.74%) struggle with having enough food, sometimes forced to make choices between purchasing groceries or needed medication.
James Ziliak and Craig Gunderson, The State of Senior Hunger in America 2014: An Annual Report, Prepared for the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, June 2016
Nearly 1 in 6 Colorado households with children (16%) report food hardship, an inability to afford adequate food.
Food Research and Action Center, Food Hardship in America: Households With Children Especially Hit Hard, September 2016
Among all Colorado children, those under the age of 6 are most likely to be in poverty. They also are the most at risk of living in homes without enough food.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…