What is Metro Caring?
As Denver's frontline hunger-prevention organization, Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for nutritious food while also sustainably addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Using a multifaceted approach, Metro Caring is innovative in how it solves problems related to hunger, with programming offered in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education, and Self-Sufficiency.
September is Hunger Action Month and Metro Caring is participating in a variety of ways—and we want you to join us! In its tenth year, Hunger Action Month has become a nationwide initiative to spread awareness about hunger and its impact on communities. All month long, we will be mobilizing our existing supporters to help find new healthy food partners to aid in filling our shelves with nutritious items.
Over the last few years, the global fight to reduce food waste has made significant strides. In fact, here in our metro area we have seen many grocery retail outlets reduce their donations of surplus food, as they have learned to improve their efficiency in light of the increased focus on food waste. At Metro Caring, we applaud groceries’ efforts in this area, and it has become clear that we must pursue healthy and nutritious food from additional sources to serve the needs of local families. Read more...