The Food Rescue Ride is Denver Food Rescue’s (DFR) biggest fundraising event of the year! All registration fees and fundraising amounts go to DFR’s general operating budget. DFR’s mission is to increase health equity in Denver neighborhoods by increasing access to fresh whole fruits & vegetables. We do this by utilizing edible produce that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, farmers markets, & distributors. We then take the food directly from the food donor to our No Cost Grocery Programs – most of the time on bicycles!
Our No Cost Grocery Programs are co-created with other community organizations like schools, community centers, and after school programs and lead by residents of the neighborhood we are partnered with! This ensures the programs are inclusive, culturally appropriate, and best suite the needs of the community.
So, where do my fundraising dollars go?
Your 200 dollars of fundraising money accomplishes:
$800 dollars in grocery savings for NCGP participants
700 pounds of food rescued
1,204 pounds of CO2 emissions saved
It also supports:
- 13 neighborhoods and over 15 unique nonprofits, schools, and community centers
- Cooking and Nutrition Classes
- A projected 17,000 individuals accessing healthy food in 2017 (from 13,000 in 2016)