Daddy Bruce’s annual Thanksgiving meal distribution needs funds and volunteers

The Epworth foundation is looking for help this year as it once again continues Daddy Bruce Randolph’s work feeding people in need on Thanksgiving.

The Epworth Foundation is looking for help this year as it once again continues Daddy Bruce Randolph’s work feeding people in need on Thanksgiving.

Nearly 6,000 families and seniors placed orders for meal baskets this year, and the foundation will have to make cuts unless it raises $100,000 in the next week and finds 1,000 volunteers to work two-hour shifts on Nov. 19.

Among those volunteers, they’ll need 30 people with strong backs to help unload turkeys and other food items from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, through 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

Distribution begins at midnight that Friday, when three blocks at the Epworth Foundation headquarters, 1865 Bruce Randolph Ave., will be closed off for an assembly line to distribute the Thanksgiving baskets.

Catholic Charities, the Denver Housing Authority, NEWSTED, the Salvation Army and other agencies are responsibly for distributing around 1,400 baskets, while the United Methodist Church in Fort Lupton and People’s United Methodist in Colorado Springs will handle around 800 baskets. The rest will be given out at the Epworth Foundation.

To donate or volunteer, contact the Epworth Foundation at epworthfoundation.org or 303-296-6287. Checks can be mailed to The Epworth Foundation, 1865 Bruce Randolph Ave., Denver, CO, 80205.

A new documentary highlighting Daddy Bruce Randolph premieres next week.

Ashley Dean

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