In 2020, we welcomed a new No Cost Grocery Program serving the students and families of Place Bridge Academy, located in southeastern Denver near Cherry Creek. Place Bridge Academy is part of Denver Public Schools and serves over 1000 students from all over the world – the student body speaks more than 60 different languages and includes students from over 40 different countries. Place Bridge Academy also has “Newcomer Centers” alongside mainstream classrooms in grades K-6 to provide concentrated English language development. Place Bridge has been in partnership with Denver Food Rescue for some time now, including based out of Street Fraternity on East Colfax and a Sunday delivery program that began in response to the covid-19 pandemic. This December, they started their first program physically located at the school, utilizing a large, empty classroom space outside the main building to sort rescued food into boxes to be handed out to families either as they collect their children or on a drop-in basis. This program is the result of a three-way partnership between the school, the service non-profit Send Relief, and Denver Food Rescue, with volunteers from each doing most of the work. 22 families visited the new Friday program during their first week!