September is Hunger Action Month

Janie Gianotsos From Our President and CEO, Newsy

I’m enjoying the last days of summer outdoors in our beautiful state, knowing soon it will be fall and before we know it, winter.  As you enjoy the last few weeks of summer, please remember Hunger Action Month this September.  If you’re one of the lucky ones, you only think about hunger when you read our newsletters or see a …

17 Years of Support – Thank You Joe and Debbie Sakic for Caring About Hungry Kids!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Nestled amidst pine trees, rolling hills and rock outcroppings, Sanctuary Golf Course is arguably one of the most beautiful courses in the country.  And once again, golfers gathered to play the challenging course and rub shoulders with sports celebrities for the 17th Annual Joe Sakic Celebrity Classic. What a perfect day to enjoy the spectacular scenery while helping to support …

An Onion Story That Won’t Make You Cry

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Paul Bockman picks up a newly harvested onion and chops off the green leaves. “Look at all that juice,” he says, pointing to the freshly cut top. “These are really sweet too.” This morning, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Council Members Marsha Berzins and Bob LeGare and Food Bank of the Rockies’ Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Janie Gianotsos visited …

Pedaling to Feed Kids

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

On August 1, 2014, Michael McAllister, CEO and Founder of The CE Shop and CE Shop Foundation and Virgil Seibold, Vice President of Human Resources for The CE Shop began their journey to pedal 975 miles from Fargo, ND to Denver, CO raising money for children’s backpack programs across the nation, including Food Bank of the Rockies’ Totes of Hope™ …

Something Fishy in the Warehouse

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Quixotic Farming, has made a donation of over 8,000 lbs of  tilapia products to our Denver warehouse. Raised in indoor, aboveground tanks, the tilapia on Quixotic Farming’s local farms in Colorado and Missouri live a life free of growth hormones, chemicals and antibiotics. The tilapia’s life cycle, which all takes place here in the United States, is traceable from farm to table. Also, as part of the company’s dedication to sustainable farming, each tank is equipped with a state-of-the-art filtration and recirculation system that filters and reuses …

61,000 Ears of Sweet Corn Donated to Feeding Colorado

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

On Saturday, August 9, volunteers picked, bagged, put on pallets and loaded 61,000 ears of sweet corn onto a semi in 3 hours! 90 volunteers, hailing from the Fort Morgan area and members of Calvary Chapel Aurora, joined forces and brought their heavy lifting skills out into the field to pick, pack and load all the corn. Corn was donated …