Providing Stability and Nourishment for Families

“We love the food!”

Days after Aleen’s family moved to Colorado from Sudan four years ago, her father passed away unexpectedly.

Aleen’s mother, Maryam, had a baby at the time, spoke no English, and didn’t know who to turn to for help feeding her family. Upon enrolling her older children at a Denver Public School, which is also one of Food Bank of the Rockies’ Hunger Relief Partners, Maryam met staff who informed her about the Food Bank’s Totes of Hope™ program, which provides kids with nutritious food over the weekend.

“I have three siblings and the food helps us make meals together at home,” said 8-year-old Aleen. “My sister goes to school here, too, and we both get a tote so we can make enough for all of us. We love the food!”

Charity Name
Food Bank of the Rockies
Photo Caption
Eight-year-old Aleen and her family faced life-altering challenges when they moved to the U.S. from Suday. They were able to rely on Food Bank of the Rockies’ Totes of Hope™ program and Hunger Relief Partner to access the food they needed.
Photo Credit
Caitlyn Barnett | Food Bank of the Rockies