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

Feeding Denver's Hungry :: 4th Thursday Hand-Up!

Rain, Snow, Shine or Holiday … On the Fourth Thursday of each Month, the Volunteers of Feeding Denver’s Hungry goes to the block of 21st Street and Stout Street of Downtown Denver. The month of November is no different. The 4th Thursday of November is on November 25th, Thanksgiving Day.

The days leading up to Thanksgiving, the Feeding Denver’s Hungry Volunteers will work together to make a Thanksgiving meal that we are able to hand out to the visitors of our Thursday Hand-Up.

We understand that this is Thanksgiving Day; we ask for as many Volunteers as possible to lend us a hand. If you can Volunteer, please meet us at the corners of 21st Street and Stout. We are looking for Volunteers of all ages!

Feeding Denver’s Hungry has partnered with different restaurants and businesses to help provide these meals. Please visit the Thursday Hand-Up Page for more information on this monthly event!

We need approximately 20 Volunteers each month to help make this happen!

Thursday Hand-Up's Volunteerism and Partnerships

Charles Rozanski

Posted to Facebook on September 23, 2021

Forty-eight years ago, I ran into a patch of bad luck, and had no choice but to spend the night in a homeless shelter in Roseville, California. Three months later, while hitchhiking to a comics show in Detroit, I was forced by a thunderstorm to sleep under an Interstate 80 bridge in Gary, Indiana. Truth be told, none of this bothered me very much at the time, as I had grown up very poor, and had no choice but to learn to be resilient, and to make the best of even very bad circumstances.
 
Nearly half a century later, my company (Mile High Comics) has earned a reputation for outstanding service among the seemingly infinite legion of ardent comic book fans living throughout the world, and I have consequently been blessed with incredible good fortune, and much material wealth. Throughout that time, however, I have never forgotten my brothers and sisters living in the streets, which is why I began personally volunteering five years ago with Jim Scharper’s awesome “Feeding Denver’s Hungry” charitable organization.
 
This being the 4th Thursday of the month, I was up at 4:30 AM today to join Jim, and my incredibly cool fellow volunteers of “Feeding Denver’s Hungry,” in setting up our monthly food distribution outside of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The lines of hungry people were seemingly endless today, and it appears that we will (once again) run out of food to distribute, despite Jim having brought over 14,000 lbs. That having been said, at least we know that we are doing something to help those for whom life has been profoundly unkind. Making a small difference today in the lives of those who have lost all hope does not change their world, but for one small moment, we have given them a genuine reason to smile.
Please join with us in helping them, if you at all can.
Love is Love ❤️
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Jim Scharper

Posted to Facebook on September 23, 2021

Something magical happened today.
Some very special people to me, showed up in lower downtown Denver this morning and we blessed several families with much needed food supplies.
People were very Grateful!
Donate when you can…
VENMO @FeedingDenversHungry
720-276-2118
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Charles Rozanski

Posted to Facebook on August 26, 2021

I am approaching my six-year anniversary of volunteering with my awesome friend, Jim Scharper, and his amazing people of “Feeding Denver’s Hungry.” When we first began, we were sorting granola bars in the open air carport of Jim’s apartment building. It was a dreadfully cold place to work in the winter, but we were driven by a passionate desire to serve those in need in our Denver Community.
 
During the intervening years, Jim has steadily expanded our capabilities, and we now can provide over 17,000 lbs of groceries during our monthly events near the wonderful Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Sadly, however, the number of people needing food assistance in Denver has grown even faster, so our huge truck is frequently nearly empty after just 90 minutes. Having to tell mothers with children, disabled people, our elderly clients, and all those others who are suffering from hunger that we have nothing left to give them, is brutally harsh. I often have trouble sleeping after turning hungry people away.
 
If you at all could, please donate a little to “Feeding Denver’s Hungry” so that we can continue to help those who are in need. We purchase our food supplies from the incredibly kind people at the Food Bank of the Rockies, typically for only about five cents on the dollar of retail. Even just a $10 donation we allow us to purchase approximately $200 in groceries. Thank you. Love is love ❤️
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Jessica L'Whor

Posted to Facebook on August 26, 2021

What a fabulous day volunteering with Feeding Denver’s Hungry on such a beautiful morning representing WAFcolorado!

Every 4th Thursday from 8-11, come
Join us on the corner of 21st and stout!

Raine Menelaws

Posted to Facebook on August 26, 2021

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Jim Scharper

Posted to Facebook on August 26, 2021

Now that my day has slowed down for a minute. I would like to take a moment and tell you about my day. It actually was yesterday where it all started while working 14 hours at Feeding Denver’s Hungry Free Grocery Store and started loading truck for today’s events.
 
The Neuropathy in my feet was so bad at the end of the day, I could barely walk. Got home and went straight to bed. Set my alarm for 4am, when alarm went off, I got right up as I knew I had 1/2 of our truck left to load for this morning. When my feet hit the floor and I stood up, there was so much pain I collapsed to the floor. Right then I told my Higher Power, if I’m to get this done today, I’m going to need your help! I stood in the bathroom for about 15 minutes taking my pills, shaving and brushing my teeth, when I noticed the pain had totally went away. I jetted out to The Feeding Denver’s Hungry Warehouse and got truck loaded and downtown, with a few traffic delays. The people that showed up today to volunteer were exactly what we needed, a perfect crew! Truth be told, I adore each one of them very much! We unloaded 17,000 lbs. of food onto our tables over 2 hours and every bit of it was gone!
 
What our team did, was help hundreds of families to receive food to get them thru to the end of the month with much needed groceries.
for example:
  • Dog and cat food
  • Masks
  • Frozen meals
  • Bags of chili
  • Snacks and granola
  • Mixed chips
  • Girl scout cookies
  • Jars of Peanut butter
  • Squeeze bottles of Jelly
  • Milk
  • Raisin bran
  • and cinnamon chex cereal
  • Cases of raspberry tea
  • bread and desserts
  • and last but certainly not least….
  • Frozen meats!
  • Shrimp, scallops, salmon, filet minion, hamburger, slabs of ribs, pork loins, whole chickens, just to name a few.

We were very blessed today with the meats, and other products, as I was able to make bargain purchases at the fabulous Foodbank of the Rockies.

I will end this post but certainly wasn’t the end of my day, watch for my next post as my day only got better…..
Mucho Amor’
Jim Scharper
Donate when you can…
VENMO @FeedingDenversHungry
720-276-2118
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