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 produce health equity with 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 (NCGPs) – often with bicycles! NCGPs are located around the Denver Metro area at frequented, established, and trusted locations like elementary schools and community centers. They are co-created, managed, and led by the residents and organization themselves! 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:
$1,400 dollars in grocery savings for NCGP participants
400 pounds of food rescued
578 pounds of CO2 emissions saved