The Students Next Door

Have you been in Fresh Harvest on a Tuesday and met our neighbors? Every Tuesday (through the school year) young adults from the DCSD ‘Bridge Program’ stroll down the sidewalk and pour into Fresh Harvest ready to work. Nearly six years ago when we moved into our facility, we waren’t aware of the Bridge Program. That serendipitously changed when we were visited by some very excited teachers who explained to us how we could help their students by letting them help us. We were intrigued!

The Transition Bridge Program of Douglas County School District is a community-based program where young adults (age 18-21) with significant disabilities transition smoothly from the school environment to both community and workplace settings upon meeting graduation requirements. Students qualify for the program based on their continued needs to progress toward post-secondary outcomes in adult-independent living skills, education, and employment.

At Fresh Harvest, the students light up our space as they stock and organize shelves, put together recipe ingredients, and create seasonal celebrations for the families we serve. The students are supervised by the teachers and are required to perform each task at the same level expected by an employer. This type of real world, hands-on training is so important to empowering these young men and women for a successful independent future. Fresh Harvest is very fortunate to play a small role in the development of these incredible students and would encourage any business to consider looking into the DCSD Bridge Program.

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  • Fresh Harvest Food Bank
  • 8250 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 130
    Lone Tree, CO 80124

  • (720) 381-6169

  • info@freshharvestfoodbank.org

Monday – Friday 9am-3pm, and by appointment. Closed Thursdays.


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On June 10th, we called on our generous community during the 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive to help us stock our shelves. With the incredible help of many groups of volunteers at seven King Soopers stores, over 11,000 items of food were collected!! Thank you to our volunteers and community for making this happen! We couldn’t have done it without you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Volunteers needed on 6/14! Please call Fresh Harvest at 720-381-6169 if you are able to help inventory our awesome 9Cares food donations. 2 shifts available from 9:30-12:00 and 12:30-3:00. We appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less

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This Saturday, June 10th, is the
9Cares Colorado Shares food drive!

Stop by one of the following King Soopers locations between 8am and 4pm, say Hello to our wonderful volunteers, and pick up a few items to help us stock our shelves! All items donated at these locations come directly to Fresh Harvest Food Bank!

University & Highlands Ranch Parkway
Quebec & Park Meadows Drive
County Line & Holly
Wildcat & McArthur Ranch
University & Dry Creek
Broadway & Mineral
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