One in seven Coloradans struggle with hunger, and one in six of those individuals are children, something organizations like Food for Thought are trying to improve with the help of supporting partners such as Key Equipment Finance.
Last month, a group of eight Key Equipment Finance employees gathered at Food for Thought-Denver to sort food into "PowerSacks," each of which have 9-13 items that will feed a family of four two meals. The PowerSacks are then delivered to children at 21 schools.
More than 26,000 children in Denver Public Schools attend a school where 90% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs. The annual income for a family of four to qualify for the program is $29,000 per year or less.
Often the lunch these children receive at school on Friday is the last meal they eat until they arrive back at school on Monday, so Food for Thought strives to eliminate the problem by providing PowerSacks to each student to take home for the weekend.
KeyBank's Colorado Market, Key Equipment Finance and the KeyBank Foundation in 2015 donated $50,000 to Food for Thought Denver, dispersed as $10,000 per year for five years. In addition, Key Equipment Finance President Adam D. Warner serves on the organization's advisory council.
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