41,000 children in Adams County are considered food insecure.
25% of the homeless population in Adams County is made up of children 0-17
Food for Hope, along with the Senior Class 2020 of Northglenn High School (NGHS), have worked together to open the first official High School Food Bank in Adams County. The food bank (across from the Counseling Office inside NGHS) officially opens on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and then every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., during the school year for children at NGHS to shop for themselves and their family.
The NGHS Food Bank contains many kinds of easy-to-prepare foods. Items include: canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned proteins, grains and snacks/misc. “Because this is a food bank, we can use different foods than we normally use in our weekly Elementary Food Bag Program now available at 11 Adams County schools," stated Emily Stromquist, Director of Food for Hope. "There will also be high protein bars available for kids similar to our School Fuel Program that benefits two area high schools and three new elementary schools this year. These two programs will start after Labor Day and continue through the school year.” Inside the Food Bank there is also a Precious Child Clothing Closet, school supplies, and school spiritware.
To help children in need of food at NGHS or to volunteer to work the Food Bank, visit www.foodforhope.net/donate (please put NGHS Food Bank on the notes section). If your company would like to help out financially or by donating food/grocery store gift cards, please contact [email protected].