Mile High United Way (MHUW) recently granted $ 290,000 to food banks across Denver in need of resources following the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants will be distributed among 19 organizations serving color communities in several low-income and low-income areas, areas where the Denver Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is most in need.

“Identifying specific community needs and gathering resources to meet them is a key function of our emergency response center,” Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement. “We are grateful to Mile High United Way for responding to the call for help and reacting quickly in order to keep groceries on the table for residents in need at this critical time.”

After Hancock ordered Denver to stay home In March, numerous food aid organizations in underserved neighborhoods were forced to reduce their services. So the EOC and MHUW worked with the Hancock Office of Social Justice, among others, to find out which groups needed the most help.

These organizations are as follows:

  • Anchor of hope
  • friendly
  • Brother Jeff’s Kulturcaf√©
  • Colorado Health Network
  • Denver Food Rescue
  • Denver Indian Center
  • Denver downtown parish
  • Denver South High School
  • Focus points
  • Lost city
  • Metro caring
  • Worthmore project
  • Revision
  • Restaurant response network
  • Same cafe
  • Street Brotherhood
  • war of love
  • Sun Valley Kitchen
  • The GrowHaus

“We are grateful for the partnership with the Denver Emergency Operations Center and other community agencies who have been able to come together quickly and help our team identify where our Rapid Response Funds would have the greatest impact,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO from MHUW. said in a statement. “MHUW will continue to identify ways we can support our community in this unprecedented time, and it is collaborations like this that help us make the most of it.”