During this time of pandemic craziness alot of people are concerned about how they are going to have their basic needs such as shelter and food taken care of.
I spoke with Allison Taggart, the Program Director of Intergrated Family Community Services (IFCS) in Englewood. They have been helping out the residents of Arapahoe County since the 1960’s by providing a “hand-up,” not a “hand-out” by giving motivation, incentive, and by providing services not available elsewhere in Arapahoe County.
We talked about where they receive their food donations from, their network of who they give food to, how they work to ensure that they don’t make people feel humiliated when accepting food donations (there can be humiliation involved in asking for and/or accepting food donations). Lastly she spoke about how the community can help them out, and what needs IFCS has right now.