About Feeding Denver's Hungry

Our Mission

Compassionately reaching out to nourish and meet the physical needs of the underserved and overburdened.

Our Team

Jim Scharper

Jim Scharper is the founder of Feeding Denver’s Hungry. Formerly homeless himself, in 2008, he started feeding hungry people in Denver with 25 meat-and-cheese sandwiches. Today, his efforts have grown to encompass thousands of pounds of food, dozens of volunteers, and thousands of people served in each food giveaway. He is the leader of the most diverse volunteer group out there, inclusive of everyone, no matter what, accepting of anyone wanting to help. Jim is also currently manager of a local apartment complex.


David Hailey

David Hailey is a member of the Board of Directors, and the husband of Jim Scharper.


Cathy Pergola

Cathy Pergola is Treasurer and newest member to the Board of Directors. It is my honor to work with such an awesome group of people who give so much of themselves for their community.


Lela Pride

Lela Pride


Holli Slosser

Holli Slosser is First Lady and Greeter for Feeding Denver’s Hungry.


Corky Blankenship

Corky Blankenship


Mark Hickman-Betz

Mark Hickman-Betz


Jason Hickman-Betz

Jason Hickman-Betz


Kenneth Sullivan

Kenneth Sullivan is the Event Coordinator, a fun loving guy who has been working with Feeding Denver’s Hungry for over a year.


Jim Leo

Jim Leo


Katie Turner

Katie Turner is the Vice President of Feeding Denver’s Hungry. Katie has been a volunteer with Feeding Denver’s Hungry since January, 2014.


Eli Bazan

Eli Bazan


Karen Goodgie

Karen Goodgie


LaShay DiMarco

LaShay DiMarco


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