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Denver Food Rescue hires Christine Alford as new Executive Director
 
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By Denver Food Rescue
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
04/03/2019

Longtime Five Points resident, mother, wife, and youth mentor Christine Alford has been hired as the next Executive Director of Denver Food Rescue. Alford has worked with youth in Northeast Denver for the past decade, and has honed her skills as a community leader while working for DPS and Heart and Hand Center. Alford first came to DFR in 2015 as a participant of one of DFR’s 17 No Cost Grocery Programs (NCGP), where residents of lower-income food deserts can come to access healthy food for free. Inspired by the program, Alford started her own NCGP in the Five Points neighborhood, which she operated while joining the Board of Directors of DFR from 2016 until 2018. In September 2018, Alford was hired as the DFR Program Director.

Alford quickly excelled at her role of Program Director, supporting NCGPs and implementing a new partnership with Denver Health. Alford also advocated for the Healthy Food for Denver

Campaign, which passed in the 2018 election. Ordinance 302, as it is known, will ultimately provide more than $100 million for healthy food and health education for kids in Denver. Alford was a core advocate for the campaign.

“The Board of Directors selected Alford because of her depth of knowledge about Denver Food Rescue and her dedication to serving the community,” Said Eric Swan, Board President at Denver Food Rescue. “We are excited for Alford to build upon our successes as she seeks to broaden our partnerships, increases the number of individuals and families that we serve, and identifies new and exciting programming opportunities.”

“This promotion is important to myself and my community for many reasons. I am able to use my lived and learned experiences to not only be a voice, but to leverage connection and empower our community members, to embrace their experiences, and support them to advocate for themselves,” said Alford. “I know first-hand what it is to be food insecure, I will work hard in this role to reduce stigma and barriers, but that can’t be done without our supporters.”

 

 

 

 

 
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