D'Andre and his wife both work full time. He was recently laid off, but finds landscaping jobs to keep him busy while he looks for steady employment. When she's not at work, his wife is going to school for medical transcription. In the mean time, they have six kids to feed. Six friendly, polite, outgoing kids who are more than willing to share a smile or joke with listening ears. D'Andre and his wife visit a local church pantry for food boxes and are extremely enthusiastic about the support of the pantry and the church staff. What would they do without this support? They're not quite sure.



In 1999, Leslie was acting as caretaker for her mother and was having a tough time making ends meet. She started visiting a local food pantry and senior center and hasn't stopped since. Her SSI and food stamps help, but without the food boxes she picks up a couple times per month, she wouldn't get fresh produce and healthy items offered at the pantry. Leslie values this home away from home more than words can express and spends much of her time volunteering and giving back to the people who help her so much.


Denver Magazine Faces of Hunger Photo Contest

In an effort to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in our community, we've joined forces with Denver Magazine, Channel 2 The Deuce and FOX 31 for the Faces of Hunger Photo Contest. There are hundreds of thousands of people living in our own backyard who are struggling to put food on the table. It could be your neighbor, your hair dresser, your child's bus driver, your class mate.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to take photos of a hungry Coloradoan and submit their photos and application to FBR for judging. Mayor Hickenlooper's office, FOX 31's Natalie Tysdal, FBR's Kevin Seggelke, professional photographer, Greg Cradick and Denver Magazine's Michael Ledwitz will judge the entries and winners will be featured in both Denver Magazine and on FOX & The Deuce's morning shows. Top entries will be displayed at a gallery event, open to the public, on September 2, 2009 at Fat Tail Art Gallery.

Visit http://www.foodbankrockies.org/ for the application. We hope to see your photos of faces of hunger very soon.