Charity Partner

Denver Food Rescue







Join the Race for Health Equity:

As you prepare to participate in one of Denver’s most iconic races, the 2024 Colfax Marathon, we invite you to join Denver Food Rescue (DFR) in a parallel race toward achieving health equity for all Denver residents.

Your Strides Make a Difference:

Every step you take in the marathon can make a lasting impact:

  • Any Donation: Just like every step counts in a marathon, every contribution you make helps us stride towards health equity.
  • $50: Your $50 donation can rescue 400 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, fueling our No Cost Grocery Programs across over 20 locations.
  • $100: Your $100 donation provides 10 culturally responsive fresh food meal boxes, nourishing families battling food insecurity.
  • Become a Roots & Resilience Monthly Donor: Commit to planting seeds of change and nurturing community strength, much like your marathon training.

Why Monthly Donations? Perfect for Marathoners:

  • Convenience: Spread out your donations as your training runs – manageable and consistent.
  • Consistency: Your steady support helps us plan and execute programs efficiently, much like a well-planned race strategy.
  • Deeper Connection: Join an exclusive community of donors, receive updates, and engage in special events, celebrating the milestones just as you would in your marathon journey.
  • Witness the Impact: Stay updated on the tangible effects of your contributions – a celebration of positive change akin to crossing the marathon’s finish line.

Our Programs – A Marathon of Support:

DFR’s programs are a marathon of support for our communities:

  • No Cost Grocery Programs (NCGP): Much like the spirit of the Colfax Marathon, these are community-driven efforts that empower residents to access fresh, nutritious food.
  • Food Recovery and Distribution: Annually rescuing over 700,000 pounds of fresh produce, mirroring the marathon’s scale and impact.
  • Healthy Choice Food Box Delivery (HCFB): Direct support to 600 families monthly, as you directly impact the community with your race.
  • Self Sufficiency and Nutrition Program (SAN): Empowering the next generation, much like how the marathon inspires countless runners.

Join the Race Towards a Healthier Denver:

As you experience the thrill of the Colfax Marathon, remember that your participation can extend beyond the race course. Together, we can transform Denver’s landscape of food access and health equity.

Run strong, and make a difference!

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