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

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About Our Board of Directors

We would like to introduce you to all of the Board Members for Feeding Denver’s Hungry. All of our Board Members, including our President and Founder, Jim, is a Volunteer. Being a Volunteer with Feeding Denver’s Hungry means that none of our Board Members and Volunteers profit or receives any monetary amounts from the Feeding Denver’s Hungry organization.

You may visit the Contact FDH Page to send us message. If you would like to direct your message for any of the Board Members directly, please state that in the comments and your message will be sent directly to that Board Member.

Meet Our Volunteers

We would like you to Meet Our Volunteers. Without them, we would not be where we are today. Please check out the Meet Our Volunteers Page to learn more about our team! If you would like to Volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form on the main Volunteer Page  and we will see you at the respective Feeding Denver’s Hungry Volunteer Event!

Jim Scharper

Founder of Feeding Denver's Hungry​

CEO and Executive Director

Jim 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. He is also building manager of several high rise buildings and other properties.

Debra Roads


BS in Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles Masters in Nursing, University of Colorado Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital and Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center for 33 years. Board Member George Washington High School IB program Board member Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation Receipent of 2008 Helen Phelps Volunteer of the year. Denver Public Schools National Frist Humanitarian Award finalist 2007 Married for 34 years to Mike Roads and we have 2 sons. Interests: Water and snow skiing, hiking, traveling. Currently, a foster parent at the Dumb Friends league. Joined Jim Scharper and friends March 2020.

Katie Turner

Vice President

David Hailey


I work full-time. Love cookies, and Spiderman. Like to help out the Feeding Denver’s Hungry organization as it feels good to give back to the community.

Cathy Pergola


Jason Schilz

Member at Large

In Memory of

Corky Blankenship

Large Member

July 12, 1944 to February 12, 2021

Corky was 76 years young and loved life lived it to the fullest every day. Corky was retired so he spent all of his free time devoting it to dancing, family and volunteering to where he was able to help the community and give back to when he could!

Sadly, Corky passed away on February 12, 2021 as a result of Covid-19.