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About Our Board Members

We would like to introduce you to all of the Board Members for Feeding Denver’s Hungry. All of our Board Members, including our President and Founder, Jim, is a Volunteer. Being a Volunteer with Feeding Denver’s Hungry means that none of our Board Members and Volunteers profit or receives any monetary amounts from the Feeding Denver’s Hungry organization.

You may visit the Contact FDH Page to send us message. If you would like to direct your message for any of the Board Members directly, please state that in the comments and your message will be sent directly to that Board Member.

Jim Scharper

Founder of Feeding Denver's Hungry

Jim is the founder of Feeding Denver’s Hungry. Formerly homeless himself, in 2008, he started feeding hungry people in Denver with 25 meat-and-cheese sandwiches. Today, his efforts have grown to encompass thousands of pounds of food, dozens of volunteers, and thousands of people served in each food giveaway. He is the leader of the most diverse volunteer group out there, inclusive of everyone, no matter what, accepting of anyone wanting to help. He is also building manager of several high rise buildings and other properties.

Jason Schilz


Jason’s Bio is still waiting to come!

Cathy Pergola


Cathy’s Bio is still in the works!

David Hailey


I work full-time. Love cookies, and Spiderman. Like to help out FDH. Feels good to give back to the community.

Corky Blankenship

Member at Large

I’m Corky Blankenship, 76 years young & loving life! I’m retired so always busy, devoting time to my family, volunteering & going out dancing with friends! Being a member of the FDH Board is very fulfilling knowing that Jim has created an organization that helps so many individuals and families receive the assistance they desperately need.

Debra Roads

Member at Large

BS in Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles Masters in Nursing, University of Colorado Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital and Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center for 33 years. Board Member George Washington High School IB program Board member Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation Receipent of 2008 Helen Phelps Volunteer of the year. Denver Public Schools National Frist Humanitarian Award finalist 2007 Married for 34 years to Mike Roads and we have 2 sons. Interests: Water and snow skiing, hiking, traveling. Currently, a foster parent at the Dumb Friends league. Joined Jim Scharper and friends March 2020.

We would like you to Meet Our Volunteers. Without them, we would not be where we are today. Please check out the Meet Our Volunteers Page to learn more about our team! If you would like to become a Volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form and we will contact you regarding the Volunteer opportunities that we have available!