No Cost Grocery Program Corner
BFR hosted its first Convivio Community Gathering in collaboration with Boulder Housing Partners. The community came together to share a meal, music, and to meet some organizations providing resources to the Boulder community.
Thank you to all the partners who helped make this happen, including Boulder Food Rescue, DJ Musa, Downtown Boulder, Centro Amistad, Intercambio, El Paso (Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition), YSI, Community Montessori, University of Colorado CU Boulder’s “Lets’ Connect” program. We hope to continue this collaboration to reach more and more residents!
“An extraordinary event, and watching the participation of the neighbors was spectacular. The DJ and the host of the event were great.” Patricia, El Paso Co-Parents Coalition.
Pick Up An Open Food Recovery Shift!
BFR needs YOU on an available food recovery shift! Already a courier? Head on over to The Food Rescue Robot to sign up for an open shift. Not yet a courier? Head on over to our New Volunteer Orientation calendar to sign up on the Calendar.
Tips, Tricks, and Reminders
Be sure to call Sprouts Arapahoe before your shift to check if they have food. Seven regular shifts are open – please consider taking a regular shift!
How Much Does It Weigh?
Couriers, check out our handy guide to estimating box weights on deliveries. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Healthy School Meals for All Ballot Initiative
This November, Colorado voters can ensure access to free, nutritious meals made with quality ingredients for all students in public schools by voting YES on the Healthy School Meals for All ballot initiative.
More than 60,000 kids in Colorado can’t afford school meals, but don’t qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and 2 out of every 5 Colorado families struggle to put food on the table for their children. When kids go hungry, their academic performance and long-term development suffers.
We can help end childhood hunger by voting YES on the Healthy School Meals for All ballot initiative. Learn more at Healthy School Meals For All.
Join Race at a Nice Pace Cruiser Ride to Benefit BFR – Sunday, Oct 2
Enjoy some family fun while supporting BFR! The Race at a Nice Pace family-friendly cruiser ride is back and supports a local Boulder nonprofit every year. Dress up in your favorite goofy gear or costumes and come join us for some fun, laughs, and activities. Register here: https://bit.ly/3TdcpAs
Support Cooperation Jackson
Consider donating to our friends at Cooperation Jackson as they provide mutual aid to people after the Pearl River flood.
For more information on the crisis, refer to this article from BBC – Jackson Water Crisis: A legacy of environmental racism?
Still Time for Child Tax Credit
Even though tax day is behind us, many Coloradans are eligible to get even more cash back this year. Colorado families can still file their taxes to get up to $3,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit. Colorado residents can still file their state tax returns by October 17th, 2022 to make sure they get an extra $750 cash back by January 31st, 2023 through the Colorado Tax Rebate. Check out Post Tax Season Hub – GET AHEAD COLORADO for more information.