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Weekend Food Program Kicks Off

Program Fills Nutritional Gap For Students

By Sierra Fleenor

Executive Director, GPHC, Inc.

Vegetable and fruit harvests are coming in, kids are headed back to school, and we’re dreaming about pumpkin-flavored everything over here at GPHC. As we move into the fall, our Weekend Food Program, providing nutritional support to Park Hill school children, is starting up again, which means we need your support.

We need volunteers and we need in-kind and financial donations. To fully build out the program and address all the nutritional gaps in Park Hill schools, we would need to raise $10,000. It may sound like a lot, but every bit of support helps. If you’d like to learn more about the program and how you can be a volunteer or donor, check out our website or call our office at 303-388-0918.

Last school year, the Weekend Food Program served 175 students a total of 35,875 meals and 14,350 snacks.

Donations from neighbors and our partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies made this work possible. As the need continues to grow in our neighborhood, we hope you will consider a donation to this exceptional program.

We’d like to thank our existing donors who have donated hundreds of pounds of food and other in-kind donations. Since June 5, our farm stand has distributed more than 1,500 pounds of fresh food from Denver Food Rescue and neighbors like you. Our food pantry continues to serve dozens of households monthly and your donations keep our neighbors fed.

Volunteers have been key to keeping all the donations we receive sorted, labeled, and distributed to our clients. You may have seen them working at the farm stand on Mondays or bouncing back and forth between pantry storage and the shopping area on Mondays and Wednesdays. We would be lost without our volunteers and we are grateful for your hard work, your willing spirits, and your infinite senses of humor.

Membership renewals continue to pour in and we thank each business, individual, and family for their contribution. Your memberships support the programming of our organization and keep GPHC strong. If you have not renewed or begun your membership, you can do so by filling out the form in the newspaper, emailing our office at or going online to:

This month, we need some specific items for our food pantry and farm stand: jars and cans of fruit, canned meats, hamburger/tuna helper, turkey chili, can openers, spatulas, fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, milk, and other fresh items, travel and regular sized shampoo and conditioner, shaving supplies (razors and cream), size four diapers, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, lip balm, deodorant (for men and women), toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

For the Weekend Food Program, we need individually wrapped cereal bars and granola bars, individual fruit cups and applesauce, small boxes of raisins, boxes of macaroni and cheese, boxes of individual servings of instant oatmeal, and individual cereal bowls. Please remember we cannot distribute opened or expired food.

We accept donations Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our office at 2823 Fairfax St. If those hours do not work for you, you can also donate non-perishable items for our food programs at the Park Hill Branch of Denver Public Library (4750 Montview Blvd.) or at Cake Crumbs (2216 Kearney St.) during their business hours.

Thank you to all our donors, volunteers, and members listed below. You are the backbone of our organization. If you would like to become a volunteer, donor, or member please visit our website at or contact us at or 303-388-0918.


Jason Barth

Rosie Booker

Stephanie Calabrese

Julie Carr

Beth Colwell

Wiley Daniel

Ida Daniel

Christine Davidson

Mina Goldstein

Laura Harris

Jill Janeski

Sam Johnson

Debra Lovell

Anne McLaughlin

Patty Mead

John Miller

Harriet Mullaney

Dalila Norquist

Rylan Norquist

Marne Norquist

Alison Rabinoff

Mark Rudolph

Susie Seawell

Leo Smith

Carolyn Smith

Chrisinte Springs

Karen Timmons




AARP – Chapter 91

AARP #995 – Queen City of the Rockies

Blessed Sacrament

Cake Crumbs and Patrons

Cure D’ Ars

Denver Food Rescue


Food Bank of the Rockies

Messiah Community Church

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Park Hill Congregational

Park Hill Library and Patrons

St Thomas Community Garden

St Thomas Episcopal Church

The Counterpath Community Garden


Jason Barth

Lana Cordes

Claudia Fields

Tas Frashure

Erin Green

Bob Homiak

Noni Horwitz

Mason Hunter

Ryan Hunter

Brian Hyde

Roger Kilgore

Rod Leman

Debra Lovell

Tracey  MacDermott

Mike Quigley

Patrick Quinn

Alison Rabinoff

Peggy Roberts

Mary Salsich

Heather Shulman

Blair Taylor

Sue Weinstein

Donna Westmoreland


Carol Jo Ahnen

Dennis J. Ahnen

Lauren Allen

Theresa Allen

Samuel Allen

Katharine Ambruso

Daniel Ambruso

Barbara Arnold

Heather Blanchard

Lynn Blum

Dennis Blum

Henry Bootz

William R.  Braden

Cynthia Braden

Carrie Bradshaw

Barry Brandt

Karyn Brandt

Annie Brewer

Bernadine Brown

Sue Bruner

Henry Burgwyn

Kathleen Butler

Liz Cameron

Jim Cameron

Stephanie Ceccato

Linda Chase

Carol Church

Heather Colliander

Elaine Covert

John  Covert

Catherine  Cray

Kevin Cray

Thomas Creighton Jr.

Bruce  Douglas

Martha Douglas

Beth Duncan

Robert Duncan

Bob Dunn

Regina Dunn

Jacqueline  Dunn

Marilyn Eaton

John A.  Eckstein

Joncee Feakes

Glen Feakes

Inger Fedde

Margie Feinberg

Brian Field

Maria Flora

Georgia Garnsey

Woody Garnsey

David Gehlert

Michael Gorham

Mary Gorham

Elaine Granata

James Groves

Mary Groves

Kate  Hakala

Carol Haller

Gretchen Hammer

John Hammer

Susan  Horigan

Susan House

Steve House

Adam Huff

Janey  Hultin

Richard Jackson

Bill  Jaster

Mary Frances Jaster

Bruce  Johnson

Susan Jorgenson

Cynthia  Kahn

Bronwen Kahn

Ed Kahn

Katherina Kechris-Mays

Joycee  Kennedy

Sue T.  Kilgore

Roger D.T. Kilgore

David Kimitch

Priscilla Kimitch

Melinda  Langdon

Phillip  Lanphier

Edward Larock

Steve  Lass

Barbara Lemer

Roberta Locke

Ann Lockhart

Lucy Loomis

Craig Maginness

George Martelon

Argia Martelon

David Mays

Eileen McCarron

William McCarron

Dirk  McDermott

Carol McDermott

Rosemary McManis

Sheila  McMullen

Carolyn Medrick

Rick  Medrick

Katherine Miller

John Miller

Stephen Mohr

Laurel Mohr

Norman Mueller

Christy Murphy

Larry  Nielsen

Joyce  Nielsen

Teresa  Nossaman

Nicholas Nossaman

Nick Nuanes

Eileen Nuanes

Kathleen O’Connor

Carol ODwyer

Scott Oliver

Leah Oliver

Linda  Orosz

Paul Orosz

Stan Paprocki

David Pettus

Dania S.D.  Pettus

Margaret  Phillips

Diana Poole

Richard  Poormon

Timothy Rampe

Ellen Reath

Paul Redstone

Linda Redstone

Andrew Ringel

Jeffrey Roberts

Karen Roberts

Mary Robinson

Deborah Round

Ralph Round

Brian Saunders

Karin Schumacher

Ellen Selig

Andy Selig

Barbara  Sharp

Theresa Smith

Elvin Smith

Bruce Smith

Irmi Smith

Mary Jo Stark

Mary Jo Starmer

Peggy  Streit

David  Swan

Marilyn Swan

Kate Swan

Judith A. Taylor

Troy Tomsyck

Dirk Turner

Flo  Wagner

Kenneth Walker

Nancy Weil

Mary Ann Welch

Alfred Wellnitz

Kristen Whealon

William White

Karen Williams

Martin Willie

Pam Winsor

Jeanie Youngwerth

Debbie Zucker

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