Category: Food Insecurity

Stamp Out Hunger 2019

Broomfield FISH is a vital community resource, providing food and financial assistance to Broomfield County residents in need. Services include a thriving food pantry, transportation assistance, rent and utility assistance, and other services. Serving approximately 6,000 people each year.

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years.

In Broomfield, 48% of the people FISH helps are children under the age of 18. The cost of living in Broomfield has skyrocketed to the point where FISH families are spending 80% of their total income just on housing.  Many seniors on a fixed income have to choose between purchasing needed medicines and food.