2015 Denver Feed A Family
Agency Nominations begin Monday, November 2, 2015
Individual Nominations have now CLOSED. We are still accepting Late Registrations at this time.
ALL Nominations END Friday, November 6, 2015
WE HAVE A LIMITED QUANTIY OF BASKETS TO DISTRIBUTE THIS YEAR!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL INFO@EPWORTHFOUNDATION.ORG OR
CALL US AT 303-296-6287
TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
sATURDAY, nOVEMBER 21, 2015
Commemorating the spirit and generosity of "Daddy Bruce" Randolph, The Epworth Foundation and its generous sponsors have distributed more than 52,500 baskets of food to Denver-area families in need.
In response to the press conference and community support, The Epworth Foundation and its partners will be distributing 5,000 baskets to the community on Saturday, November 21, 2015. We are still raising funds to ensure that we can provide this many baskets to those truly in need of help this Thanksgiving. Faced with less funding and significantly increased food costs, we have decided to reduce the amount of baskets we can distribute this year.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS PRODUCING THANKSGIVING BASKETS FOR THE COMMUNITY.
At midnight the Friday before Thanksgiving, 3 city blocks near Epworth will be closed off and a giant assembly line will be set up. Semi trailers full of food will be hauled in by Wal-Mart. The food will be offloaded onto a conveyor system, where over the next 18 hours hundreds of volunteers will help pack the food into boxes and the distribution will begin. Volunteers from Metro Cab will begin delivering food to the elderly and shut-in, while thousands of people will visit Epworth directly to receive their baskets. Community agencies will be present to communicate their services. Our goal this year is to distribute up to 10,000 baskets!
To Feed a Family
To feed a family: for $50 you can provide a basket with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, cake mix, jiffy mix, and cranberries: enough for a family of 8, with a little left over for the pantry.
As in past years, we will need hundreds of volunteers for this event, in which the work -- and the fun! -- begins at midnight Friday and doesn't end until Saturday evening. If you volunteered in past years and left an email address we will send a reminder.
Nominations for baskets opens Monday, October 19, 2015
"You can't beat love," Daddy said. "Nothing beats love. If you give just one thing,
you get three things back.
That's why I do it."
Those words, from Denver's own "Daddy Bruce" Randolph, summed up his generosity and giving spirit as he served food to Denver's hungry beginning several decades ago. This annual event commemorates his memory and his spirit of giving. Since 2003, the Epworth Foundation and generous community sponsors have carried on Daddy Bruce's tradition by serving Denver's neediest families, providing more than 35,000 baskets of food.
Watch "Feed A Family" Video!