Our Cupboards are Empty

Business is picking up. That is both exciting (it means the word is spreading about our emergency relief food bags we call Neighborlies), and it means the need for food assistance remains (sadly) very high in Denver.

Our Neighborlies are a high protein, high calorie alternative to the carbs and sugars those with food insecurity find available and affordable. Peanut butter and meat are main ingredients in our bags. The recipients are thankful for food with dignity from people who look them in the eyes, and who get how hard it is to survive.

We just assembled a new batch of Neighborlies a few weeks ago, and we have torn through them with the help of our distribution partners (many of you!). We are distributing Neighborlies at a pace that far exceeds budget, so we are asking for your help.

Each Neighborly costs us $5 in ingredient costs. Can you support us with a donation to cover 5 or 10 or 20 Neighborlies. Every penny counts, and no donation is too small or too large. This is a community effort, and we need our community to help us keep up with demand.

And if you’d like to assemble or distribute Neighborlies, please let us know. Thanks in advance for your support!

Published by Matt Salis

Matt Salis is a high-functioning alcoholic in recovery who is working to end the stigma associated with addiction and related conditions such as homelessness and mental illness.