Opportunity No. 1
If you live in the Denver metro area, like to drive and enjoy seeing hungry people fed, then please consider joining our Food Bank team as a driver. ROP’s Food Bank and its participants have been greatly blessed by the provision of food from Whole Foods beginning this past January. As a result, we have been able to offer many perishable items not previously available to our participants, including dairy, baked goods and fresh fruit and vegetables. Our biggest challenge with the Whole Foods donations has been transportation. We have had a couple very dedicated drivers moving the food from the South Glen Whole Foods to ROP, but they occasionally get sick or go out of town (can you believe it?), which requires us to scramble to make other arrangements.
So that is the purpose of this request, to mobilize 2-3 more volunteers – and their vehicles (the larger the better) – to join our Whole Foods transportation team. What does this specifically entail? Glad you asked. It entails picking up and helping to load food into your vehicle at the South Glen Whole Foods at around 11 a.m. on Monday mornings and driving it 15 miles to ROP where the Food Bank team will help you unload. Please note that this is a good time for driving without heavy traffic.
If this is something you think you may be interested in helping with or just have questions, please contact ROP’s awesome Food Bank Director, Tish Freeman, at [email protected] or 720.628.1256.
Opportunity No. 2
Whether you live in the Denver area or not, but like to putting a smile on the face of kids, parents and teachers, then please consider a donation in support of ROP’s school supplies drive for the kids of Crawford Elementary School. I highlighted this opportunity in the lead article of our Newsletter, Urban Voices – June 1, 2018 Edition, and simply state here that ROP’s provision of back packs and school supplies to the children of Crawford Elementary is not only a blessing to everyone at the school, but also serves to strengthen one of ROP’s most strategic relationships. (Please note that we are asking for financial rather than in-kind donations for this. The article explains why and how to make a donation.)
Thanks for your consideration of these opportunities to partner with ROP in blessing the people of our underserved community.