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!”