Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and local sponsors t kicked-off Denver‘s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) this week, which will provide free meals to nearly 12,000 children daily.
“Summer break is a time when many of Denver’s children have limited access to healthy and nutritious foods,” Mayor Hancock said. “This collaborative program will help ensure our most vulnerable children are receiving consistent meals throughout the summer months.”
This year, the SFSP has been expanded to a summer-long service that will be implemented through a partnership between the City of Denver, Denver Public Schools, Food Bank of the Rockies and Hunger Free Colorado. This program is available to children under the age of 18, with more than 90 sites located at various Denver parks, recreation centers, libraries, schools, churches and non-profits through Aug. 24.
“Our mission at DPS is to ‘feed every child every day,’” Theresa Hafner, DPS Food Service Executive Director, said. “As a longtime partner of the SFSP, we are thrilled to see the community continue to come together to grow the program to what it is today.”
On Monday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m, Healing Waters Family Center, 6475 W. 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, NBA Fit clinic will provide fitness activities for kids in the day program; Chef Mark DeNittis will provide a Cooking Matters cooking demonstration for kids; 11:30 a.m. Denver Nuggets Dance Team will help serve summer meals to kids.
Families can call 1-877-93HUNGER, go to SummerFoodColorado.org or text ‘FOOD’ to 720-HFC-EAT5 (720-432-3285) to find a summer meals site.
Deported U.S. Veterans create art on border wall
“They released me like a baboon into the wild,” said Murillo, 35.
His deportation was scheduled for noon, yet it was nearly midnight when he crossed into his country of birth and realized that he had nowhere to go.
The U.S. Navy veteran felt abandoned by the government for which he had ...
President Obama’s visit sparks binational protests
During President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Mexico, hundreds of migrants and rights activists in four cities protested Obama’s deportation policies and called for inclusive, comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.
The Mesoamerican Migrant Movement joined Familia Latina Unida ...
Latinos at higher risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease
It is estimated that Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects over one million people in the US, with an estimated 60,000 new patients diagnosed each year. Studies reveal that Latinos have higher rates of developing Parkinson’s than other ethnic minority groups, at nearly double the rate. However, ...
Why Guantanamo hunger strike could be the last
SC: Why did you call your memoir "The General"?
AE: Because I was one of a limited number of prisoners at Guantanamo who spoke English, I was often forced to be an "unofficial leader" by guards and interrogators. They nicknamed me "the general."
SC: How were you released?
AE: I was released ...