Since 2000, The Epworth Foundation has been committed to providing emergency assistance and support to people in crisis in the east Denver community. Each year, we help more than 10,000 families through our food bank, support groups, youth camps, educational and mentoring programs. Our primary goal is to offer vulnerable community members alternatives to a crisis-driven lifestyle.
The Epworth Foundation was created to act as the social and humanitarian arm of Epworth United Methodist Church, which has been a fixture in Denver for nearly 130 years. Our foundation operates under the guiding principle that healthy families are the back bone of any thriving community. But, in our current economy, many families face an overwhelming struggle to meet their basic needs—paying rent each month, buying groceries or accessing safe, affordable child care. In fact, Since 2000 the number of people in poverty have more than doubled.
For families in need, The Epworth Foundation has become a trusted resource that provides food, referrals for low-income housing, a support system for raising healthy children, and so much more. As Pope Francis once said, “You pray for the hungry, then you feed them. That’s how prayer works.” With that in mind, The Epworth Foundation has strengthened our commitment to community action and social responsibility. We invest our time, energy and resources into the promise of others, with the understanding that we serve God by serving His people.
Our activities can be broken down into four specific core program areas: Youth, Family, Hunger and Health. Each area offers distinctive, yet symbiotic programs that provide crucial, targeted services to our clients and the community at large.