Thanksgiving Pantry
2:38 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving: State of the Pantry

interviews with Denver Rescue Mission, Hunger Free CO, Epworth Foundation
The weekend before Thanksgiving is a big one for the non-profits that feed hungry people. Typically, this is when many of the food pantries put together and distribute baskets for families in need. 

Alexxa Gagner with the Denver Rescue Mission said their annual turkey drive also provides birds to other charities. Frozen turkeys 12 pounds and larger are being accepted at the main location at Park Ave. and Lawrence in downtown Denver.

 

Link to the Denver Rescue Mission.

 Michelle Ray with the anti-hunger advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado told KUVO cutbacks in the SNAP program (food stamps), and proposed cuts in the Farm Bill before Congress are making things extra lean this holiday season. 

Link to Hunger Free Colorado.

 

The Rev. Ronald Wooding with Epworth United Methodist Church and the Epworth Foundation describes preparations for the 49th Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Dinner. On Friday, Nov. 22, Bruce Randolph Ave. will be closed at 6:00 p.m. so volunteers can begin preparing food boxes for distribution to 7,160 recipient families. Donations are still welcome.

 

Link to Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Basket website.