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Metro Caring on Colorado & Company Discussing Our Heavy Emphasis on Nutritious Food! 

Metro Caring Co-CEO Mike Porter and Board member Jo Ann Pegues went on Colorado & Company in March to highlight Metro Caring's commitment to distributing nutritious food in our market and complementing it with robust Nutrition Education programs.

 

 

Denver International Airport Receives Grant to Expand Food Donation Program

Denver International Airport (DEN) is expanding its food donation program after being awarded a $20,313 grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

The grant, which was awarded to DEN through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) grant program, is being used to purchase eight new coolers to store food donated by participating airport concessions.

The airport in late 2015 launched a pilot program in which participating airport concessions and flight kitchens could donate leftover prepared entrees, side dishes, prepackaged salads and sandwiches, sealed beverages, condiment packets, canned goods and other items that are then picked up by Metro Caring – a leading Colorado hunger relief program.

City of Denver Presents Metro Caring with Healthy Communities 'Good Neighbor' Award

On Tuesday, April 4th, Denver's Department of Evironmental Health presented Metro Caring with its Healthy Communities 'Good Neighbor' Award! This year, the Department of Environmental Health received a record number of entries — 39 — for all three of its contest categories: Innovation, Compliance, and Good Neighbor, which received the most entries.

Read the city's full press release here.

 

 

Metro Caring Named "Nonprofit of the Month" by the Denver Post in January 2017!

With 45 food deserts and 1 in 5 children facing food insecurity in Denver, Metro Caring is one of our leading hunger-prevention organizations. Last year, 18,000 shoppers received a week’s supply of healthful food from its Fresh-Foods Market — 72 percent fresh. For more than 40 years, Metro Caring has worked to not only address people’s immediate need for nutrition, but to prevent future hunger through anti-poverty programming, education, and job-training.

 

 

Eater Denver: Shuttered Cherry Cricket Launches Community Food Drive (November 21, 2016)

"Denver’s iconic burger joint, Cherry Cricket, closed its doors temporarily due to a fire before Thanksgiving, but the staff still wants to roll up its sleeves and contribute time, energy, and goods to the community.

On Wednesday, January 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cherry Cricket employees are hosting Cherry Cricket Cares, a food drive benefiting Metro Caring, Denver’s leading organization working towards hunger prevention and food waste reduction."

 

Denverite: Metro Caring opens its doors to explain hunger prevention before Thanksgiving (November 21, 2016)

"One local organization, Metro Caring, got recent funding to expand statewide a program helping the homeless obtain identification documents. The organization surveys all clients about why they are seeking identification documents. Ten percent of the people who went through Metro Caring in the 2015-16 fiscal year, or 815, reported they wanted their documents to be able to vote."

 

9News: How 9Cares makes a difference in the community (November 9, 2016) 

"You can shop for your own food, yes. It feels good, you know? It's just like going to Safeway," said Juan Lopez, a Metro Caring client. 

Lopez is just one of the more than 45,000 people a year who get some help from the hunger relief center that provides three to four tons of food a day to those in need.

"We would not be able to accomplish this amazing work without the generosity of our community. It's through events like 9Cares Colorado Shares that we're able to adequately meet the needs of the community," said Ryan Galanaugh with Metro Caring.

5280 Magazine: How Much Food Are You Wasting? (November 2016)

"While there’s much work to be done, it’s worth noting that Denver was chosen for this groundbreaking program because of the strong efforts various sectors of the community are already making to fight waste. In September, Metro Caring announced Denver’s largest-ever food waste reduction campaign in partnership with Denver International Airport, among others."

 

 

The Denver Post: Cornucopia is largest fundraiser for hunger-prevention nonprofit (October 30, 2016)

"The start of Denver’s largest campaign to reduce food waste was announced at Cornucopia, the signature fundraiser for Colorado’s leading nonprofit hunger-prevention and waste mitigation agency, Metro Caring."

 

Denver Life Magazine: Waste Not, Want Not: Eliminating Hunger in Colorado (September 2016)

'“There is no excuse for so many in our community to experience hunger when up to 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. ends up in a landfill,” says Metro Caring’s president and CEO Lynne Butler. “Before people can achieve adequate health, before they can excel in school and in the workplace, they must have access to nutritious food. We know this because we see the face of hunger every day.”'

 

The Denver Post: More voter registration efforts in Colorado targeting homeless population (August 29, 2016) 

"One local organization, Metro Caring, got recent funding to expand statewide a program helping the homeless obtain identification documents. The organization surveys all clients about why they are seeking identification documents. Ten percent of the people who went through Metro Caring in the 2015-16 fiscal year, or 815, reported they wanted their documents to be able to vote."

 

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