Denver Food Rescue

Environment, Nonprofit

Denver Food Rescue is a nonprofit organization focused on improving health equity outcomes by increasing access to healthy food in lower income areas. Almost 200,000 low- to moderate-income Denver residents live in "food deserts," areas with barriers to accessing healthy food retail. These barriers lead to diet related health problems, and lower education attainment for youth. Denver Food Rescue (DFR) works with residents of these neighborhoods to distribute fresh produce and other healthy foods from convenient, community-run venues, such as schools and afterschool programs. More than 200 DFR volunteers "rescue" food that would otherwise go to waste from grocery stores and wholesalers, and deliver it - sometimes via bicycle - to one of 17 No Cost Grocery Programs, which reach thousands of people every year.

Letisha Steele
Member since: 2022

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