A food and fund drive that aims to bring awareness to food insecurity among families of veterans and military members is collecting donations through Veterans Day.
According to a news release, one in five households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served or is now serving in the U.S. military. Food insecurity means lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
In the United States, food insecurity affects 1 in 8 people, according to the release. Food insecurity is a social determinant of health, which are conditions in people’s environments that can affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
Last year, Humana partnered with Feeding America — the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States — to stage a series of events that drove food donations and raised awareness of food insecurity with a focus on helping veterans. Food Bank of the Rockies is part of Feeding America’s network of food banks and has teamed up the Humana to partner for this year’s drive.
Nonperishable food will be collected through Nov. 11 at locations in the Denver area. In addition, monetary donations also are being accepted. Every $10 donation helps Food Bank of the Rockies provide 40 meals. Donations can be made at http://fbr.convio.net/goto/humanafooddrive.
Food donations can be taken to:
• Humana, 6300 S. Syracuse Way, Centennial
• Morning Story Restaurant, 560 S. Holly St., Denver
• Iora Primary Care locations in Arvada, 8175 N. Sheridan Blvd., Unit N; in Lakewood, 1692 Wadsworth Blvd.; and in south Jefferson County, 8246 W. Bowles Ave.
For other locations, go to ioraprimarycare.com/practice-locator/
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