is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on improving health equity outcomes by increasing access to healthy foods in low income areas.
We serve Denver’s hardest to access food insecure communities!
DFR No Cost Grocery Program locations.
Every day, an alarming amount of edible food is wasted in the U.S (an estimated 30-50%!). At the same time there is a significant population that lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are often not available in traditional food bank models . Additionally there are populations that have difficulty accessing food pantries due to location, stigma, and other barriers. Denver Food Rescue (DFR) uses the sustainable method of bicycle power and an amazing volunteer crew to save good produce from grocery stores, farmers markets, and distributors that would otherwise be thrown away. We then redistribute it to directly to organizations that work with food insecure and low-income communities. Better yet, the programs are managed by the communities and residents themselves!
Our mission is to increase health equity in Denver, CO by reducing barriers to fresh, healthy food in low-income and food deserts communities.