IFCS | A Denver Area Food Bank and More to Nourish Lives

Introducing IFCS’ Blog

Hello! I’m Kathryn Adams, a Nurse Freelance Writer who started my career as a Firefighter EMT-B, then RN, and transitioned to professional writing. I grew up volunteering with my mom as a Girl Scout at a local food kitchen for the homeless. This childhood experience initiated a Iife commitment to noticing inequities around me, and the desire to contribute to the best solutions. I started volunteering with IFCS in 2018, choosing this nonprofit because I could see how IFCS’ services improve the health of our Denver area community. Starting “from scratch” – its humble beginnings in 1964 – IFCS has grown and expanded to serve thousands of children, families, and seniors each month.

Throughout my life, health and service have become increasingly important to me. I’m grateful for all the people who support IFCS with gifts of time, energy, and financial contributions, and this blog is my way of contributing my own gifts to support IFCS’ work. Twice monthly, I will explore with you some of the people and work that make IFCS a treasured resource in the Denver metro area. Join me as we journey behind-the-scenes to discover the secret ingredients of this small nonprofit that partners with the community to nourish lives.

I look forward to learning with you!
Kathryn Adams

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This statement was updated 8.3.22 in accordance with USDA updates and guidelines.