Red explained to us that sometimes during the month food runs low. After the bills are paid, there's not much money left for basic necessities like food. "It’s really helpful to come to a place like this pantry. Fresh food is what I can’t afford, so I can get it here. I've worked since I was 12 and due to physical problems, I can’t work anymore. SSI isn’t enough to afford everything I need to survive."
Posted by Food Bank of the Rockies at 8:21 AM
Arturo and his wife are here from Chile working with the poor in NW Denver. He has a small salary that doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. “We get our food mostly from whatever is available at the local food pantry. The food in the grocery store is too expensive. I am diabetic, so I need to be eating healthy foods. I rarely buy anything from the store because the prices keep getting higher. With the help of the food pantry, we can eat much better.”
Posted by Food Bank of the Rockies at 9:05 AM
The intent of these photos is to capture the emotion and story of those living on the streets in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Denver. Every day these people put aside their dignity and beg for help. Without prompting for any special poses or postures, these photos give a glimpse into their lives. These photographs give us a chance to look into their eyes, when our usual reaction is to turn our heads away.
Photographer: Joel Rafferty
Posted by Food Bank of the Rockies at 10:04 AM
Posted by Food Bank of the Rockies at 1:30 PM