We are so excited to celebrate our 5th annual Food Rescue Ride with you!
The 5th Annual Food Rescue Ride (FRR) is our keystone fundraising event of the year. Our un-gala featuring a non competitive 15 or 30 mile ride along the Cherry Creek trail starting in Cherry Creek State Park. After the ride we eat (Same Cafe food truck), drink (Ratio Beerworks & Teakoe), host a silent auction / raffle featuring bike gear from evo Denver, Bike Source, & Burley along with body care / food / fun gift certificates from Denver & beyond, and hang out. Dress as your favorite fruit or vegetable.
DFR’s mission is to produce health equity.
At DFR we believe that health is a right that should be enjoyed by everyone. The current system creates health gaps between people, particularly impacting low-income people and people of color. There is no blanket solution to improve the health of our communities. Instead, we need to be intentional about creating access to the services and education each person needs to make informed health decisions. We believe in a world in which a person’s health is not determined by their race, income, or geography.
Each individual deserves to have control of their own food situation. This means to have enough food for themselves and their families, and to not stress about running out. Whether this self determination is made possible through increased wages or increased access, our communities deserve to have the amount and type of food that best serves them.
Integration of feedback
DFR believes in constant learning and improvement. We recognize that we alone do not have the answers. Lasting solutions will only be formed through consistent and authentic engagement with people who are experiencing the issues we exist to address. DFR is deferential to the perspectives of these individuals and holds them to the highest regard. We are also informed by evidence-based, scientific research and internal evaluation practices. Where all three of these perspectives overlap (community, scientific, and internal) lies the framework for our actions.
So, where do my fundraising dollars go?
every dollar donated to DFR =
$7 dollars worth of fresh produce & other groceries donated throughout the week to over 20 communities in the Denver Metro Area
2 lbs of good food kept from the landfill