Community Catch - May 2022
We would like to give a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who made our Stamp Out Hunger food drive a success!

The support from over 90 volunteers who helped during the drive, the hard work of our postal carriers who collected food, and the wonderful donations from our neighbors help ensure that all families in Broomfield have access to the food they need to thrive! Broomfield is a mighty force when we come together as neighbors helping neighbors to feed families and fuel hope.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and Mayor Guyleen Castriotta for visiting FISH to share remarks about the impact of this community food drive and to see our marketplace.

If you were unable to participate in the food drive this weekend, you can help us prevent hunger in our community throughout the year with monetary donations!
Congratulations to FISH Board of Directors member Sary Portillo for Being Named the Adams12 2021-22 Diversity and Equity Champion!

As a Newcomer Youth and Family Advocate for the Adams12 School District, Sary helps students and families that are new to our country by creating wrap-around support and advocating for equitable pathways to graduation. As one mother shared, “We are so thankful for Sary. I can only hope my daughters grow up to be like her.”

We are so fortunate to have such an inspiring person working to ensure equity for all members of our community in our FISH Family. Thank you for all you do Sary, this recognition is very well deserved!
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental health, which includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, is just as essential as physical health and is critical to overall wellness. Fighting the stigma and discussing mental health's importance and impact makes support and resources more available to anyone in need of help. We all benefit from greater awareness around mental health!

There are several options for support in our community. You are not in this alone!
Mark Your Calendars!

We are bringing back our fall luncheon for our 2022 fundraiser Embracing Hope AND we have a new venue! Join us as we come together as a community over lunch on Thursday, October 13th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Lionsgate Event Center. Learn more about how we have been able to serve our neighbors in need over the past year, and how you can support feeding families and fueling hope. We cannot wait to celebrate with you this October!
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Mobile Pantry Volunteers

This month, we are recognizing our volunteers who help run the mobile pantry held in partnership with Community Food Share at Centennial Elementary School every second and fourth Wednesday of the month! A few weeks ago, they had a record-breaking day, serving 160 families in one afternoon. Their hard work makes this program possible, and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to fresh, healthy food.
Looking for a fun and safe after-school spot? 

Broomfield middle schoolers can now access The Paul Derda Recreation Center and Broomfield Community Center for FREE after school! Show your Broomfield middle school I.D. for entry Monday through Friday from 3 - 5 pm (and stay as long as you’d like!). Thank you to the Broomfield Communities that Care Coalition and Broomfield Recreation Services for making this program possible.
Join Us for Our Dine Out Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A!

Eat well for a good cause! Join us at the Chick-fil-A at 120th and Bradburn (4260 W 121st Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020) for dinner on Tuesday, June 7th from 5-8 pm, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to FISH. Just let the cashier know you are supporting Broomfield FISH with your meal!
Up and Coming
 
  • Help keep our community healthy, safe, and strong by getting vaccinated! To learn about COVID vaccine opportunities in Broomfield, please click here.
  • Broomfield’s annual BrewHaHa is back Saturday, June 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Arista Park on Arista Place! This can’t-miss summer festival features fresh local brews, popular food trucks, beloved lawn games, fun and funky live bands, an exciting range of modern merchants, a pre-event yoga class on the lawn (bring your own mat and water bottle), and more! Click here for more information.
  • Do you have a child that will be three or four by October 1, 2022? Birch Preschool and all BVSD schools are now enrolling for the 2022/23 school year! BVSD preschools run for four half days in either the morning or afternoon session with no class on Wednesday. They offer several options for financial assistance for qualifying families. Please reach out to Cynthia Colon-Macias by email at cynthia.colon-macias@bvsd.org or phone at 720-561-8841 for Birch Elementary. Please reach out to your neighboring schools for more information.
  • The Broomfield Library's 2022 Summer Library Adventures, Oceans of Possibilities, is a reading challenge for all ages! Click here to learn more and sign up today!
  • Backstory Theatre presents Fantastic Friday Family Theatre! Shows range from 15-minute double features to 40-minute musicals. See new shows every week! Doors open at 6, show(s) start at 6:30. June 3, 10, 17, 24. July 1, 15, 22, 29. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd. Click here for tickets. Shows are performed by 5-14-year-old students in our academy performance program! Sign up today.
  • Check out the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities calendar to find upcoming events and activities.
  • The 2022 Summer Broomfield Program Guide is here! Check out this one-stop-shop to find and register for ALL programs, classes, and events in the City and County of Broomfield including Recreation, Library, G.R.E.E.N., Cultural Affairs, Police, & more! 
  • If you are a parent looking for extra resources, you can find more offerings from Broomfield Early Childhood Council here.
  • Looking for fun things to do with your children? Check out resources from BackStoryTheatre, our Broomfield LibraryINVENT HQ, and the Broomfield Museums.