Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
2020 Project: HFDK's support will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to expand our food services to youth who face food insecurity. By providing kids with additional daily meals and snacks throughout the summer and every weekend year-round, this partnership - assisted by Food Bank of the Rockies - will provide well over 100,000 healthy meals to Denver kids.
2021-2024 Project: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will improve and increase food-related services for our Denver Club members. Like all kids, Club members are full of joy and dreams, and want to do their best. Due to systemic and other inequities, though, many Clubs members face food insecurity and a lack of knowledge around nutrition due to systemic inequities. Of our kids, 87% qualify for free or reduced lunch and half comes from homes earning less than $22,000/year. BGCMD will help overcome these inequities by offering targeted and robust healthy food supports including daily meals and snacks, take-home healthy food boxes, nutrition education, and support enrolling families in public food benefits like SNAP and WIC. This will be achieved through funds that will allow us to hire a Health Coordinator, support staff salaries, purchase food and equipment, train staff, pay for partner provided programming, and more.