Lighting Up for Hunger

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For the 5th year, our friends, Ed and Tom are lighting up their neighborhood to fight hunger in Colorado.  Their amazing home light show in Arvada kicked off on Thanksgiving evening and will run through January 4, 2013. They have approximately 40,000 lights this year with a couple new Christmas songs added to their radio dialed light show.  The display is simply …

King Soopers & The Broncos Serve Up Hope

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Last Thursday, we spent our morning with friends from King Soopers and The Denver Bronco’s at FBR’s Montbello Mobile Pantry site.  These kind folks volunteered their time to serve the line of over 300 families in need of food assistance.  They smiled, ear to ear, at every individual walking through the line and made a beautiful impact on all those interacting with them.  The staff at …

Operation Free Bird

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This past Saturday, FBR was proud to take part in The 9th Annual Operation Free Bird,  put on by the Adams Country Sheriff’s Office and area Adams County Business and Community Organizations.  Over 3,600 families lined up at Rocky’s Auto on 64th Avenue and Federal Blvd. from 12noon-4pm to receive a reusable WalMart bag of food.  These 5 pound bags included Cranberry Sauce, …

KS 107.5 Listeners Give Back!

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Last week was jam packed with hunger fighting events, which is so exciting to us at FBR!  KS 107.5 hosted their annual food drive, which is a 5 day event that brings out their dedicated listeners.  They walk to nearly a dozen donation sites around the Metro area to visit with Tony V and donate food for their neighbors in …

Over 4 Million Meals in 2 Days!

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  The 14th Annual Dom and Jane Charity Marathon took over the airwaves on Mix 100 last week Thursday and Friday!  Dom, Jane, Jeremy and Emily dedicated 2 full days on air, fighting hunger and feeding hope for FBR.  And man were they successful!  We’re overjoyed to announce a grand total of $1,153,652 from generous listeners and corporate donors!  Unbelievable!  We’re humbled …

Faces of Food Bank: Brandy

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank

Brandy works in our Nutrition Network and did a remarkable job coordinating last summer’s food program for kids. Working with a very tight deadline, she  completed all the paperwork, staff and volunteer training, set-up, distribution and monitoring to get 25 additional summer food sites up and running. Her efforts to help fill more hungry tummies were deservedly recognized by the …

9Cares and Colorado Shares – Without a Doubt!

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We were thrilled to announce that we would be partnering with 9NEWS for their outstandingly successful 2012 9Cares Colorado Shares Food and Fund Drive.  This annual event has been a part of Denver history for over 30 years and continues to grow each and every year.  The staff at 9NEWS has this massive collection of food, funds, toys etc. down to a science!  …

Serving Up a Whole Lotta Hope

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Last Tuesday, 13 Colorado hospitality organizations from the Meetings Industry of Colorado (MIC) joined forces again for the 19th Annual Serving Up Hope (SUH) Luncheon to raise more than $22,000 for FBR!  This is a favorite of ours every year.  The food is fabulous and a tremendous amount of work goes into this successful luncheon event! The SUH Luncheon includes a …

Shop O Rama 2012

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For 20 years, media rock stars from our local TV and Radio stations gather to kick off “Check Out Hunger,” hosted by our friends at Natural Grocers.  This campaign raises funds for Food Bank of the Rockies’ (FBR) Children’s programs through the FBR Nutrition Network.  Teams of two strategize how they’ll fill up their grocery carts in three minutes, not …

Partnering with 70 Wild Animals

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We do our very best at FBR to ensure that food is not wasted. There are occasions when we receive food that doesn’t meet the standards for distribution to our agency partners. Rather than throw these items away, we recently partnered with the Indigo Mountain Nature Center out of Lake George, CO to pick up items such as meat, fish, …