Denver VOICE Vendor Food Choices

Denver VOICE Vendors Explain Their Food Choices


VOICE vendor Jon Lonardo

“I usually eat at Starbuck’s in the morning, coffee and a bagel if I can. There is one restaurant downtown that sometimes gives me breakfast, though. Lunch is a free meal at St. Elizabeth: baloney and cheese sandwich, soup, and desert. A typical dinner is something from 7-Eleven. If you make $20 a day, you have enough for a pack of cigarettes, something to eat, and a cup of coffee in the morning. It’s not the best diet in the world.”


VOICE vendor T.J. Jackson

“I go to Dollar Tree and get their frozen food. Then I’ll go to a convenience store with a microwave and warm it up.”

VOICE vendor Albert Bland 

“I used to eat from fast food dollar menus. I might go to Wendy’s and get a 99 cent chili to break up the McDonald’s monotony.” 


VOICE vendor David Gordon

“I go to a grocery store, buy a bag of salad, shredded cheese, a hard boiled egg, and mix it together. It can be kind of expensive, like $6. That’s me though, I care about what I put in my body.”