WHO WE ARE
Capitol Hill Community Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with three meal sites serving the Denver metro community. Our mission is to provide reliable, healthy meals to the homeless and poor that will enable a return to a self-sufficient life. In addition to very good food, we also serve dignity and respect to our clients.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
“We are seated right away and
we always get a hot meal.
And that is good, because on most days, it's the only meal
WHAT WE DO
In addition to good food, we also serve dignity and respect.
Capitol Hill Community Services fulfills its mission by serving hot lunches at different locations in central Denver throughout the week. Our hot meals are based on donated community food and are prepared with the appreciation that this may be someone’s only meal of the day.
In addition to very good and nutritious meals, we also serve dignity and respect to our clients. With a greeting table, individual placements and some music, we try to make the meal something more than a soup kitchen experience. Our hot lunches offer a temporary refuge from hard life on the streets and an opportunity to experience some kindness.
SERVING DURING COVID-19
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we ensured that people experiencing homelessness during this difficult time were not forgotten. Donning masks and protective gear, we served meals curbside so that some of the most vulnerable members of our society could still access this vital service.
GOVERNANCE AND USE OF FUNDS
Capitol Hill Community Services is governed by 15 member board of directors. Our policies and procedures are constantly reviewed by these individuals who, as a board, serve the meal 4 times each year. The intentional diversity of the board provides valuable impact on management decisions. We are audited each year and provide both the current audit and the 990 federal tax return to the public.
As detailed on page 4 of the current audit, 93.4% of our annual expenses go directly to Program Services (i.e. Direct Meal Site expenses), 4.5% is used for Management, and 2.1% is used for fund raising.
Our main Program Service expenses are cooks' salaries.
John has directed the agency for over 20 years. In 2011, he received the
University of Michigan's Humanitarian of the Year award. He also volunteers at the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science and has served on the City Council of his local municipality.
John Love, Executive Director
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