Happy Trails to Olive Crawford

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

People come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.  For those who worked or volunteered with Food Bank of the Rockies anytime in the past 32 years, chances are, their lives have been touched by Olive Crawford. With both joy and sadness, on September 30, we wished Olive a bittersweet “Happy Trails” as she headed off for …

Hunger Knows No Season

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Food & Fund Drive, Newsy

The Scott family struggles to make ends meet.  Three teens and their hard working mom don’t always know where their next meal will come from.  They are not alone.  1 in 7 men and women and nearly 1 in 4 Colorado children live in food insecure households. The holiday season is wrapping up and for Food Bank of the Rockies …

Karen Keeps Nutritious Food from Going to Waste

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) wants to make sure nutritious food ends up feeding hungry people, not thrown away in landfills. Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, FBR has some extra help. The funds from the grant allowed us to hire a Retail Store Donation Coordinator. Karen McManus, recently hired for this new position, will work with …

Faces of Food Bank: Mike & Linda

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This face of food bank is a variation from the norm.  Meet Mike.  He served on the FBR board of directors for six years and made a positive impact on our organization in so many ways.  We value him as a donor of time, funds and resources!  It was awesome catching up with him and his lovely wife, Linda, at …

Faces of Food Bank: Dex

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Dex and his friendly nature can be found in our warehouse, working as an Operations Assistant.  He’s responsible for entering all donated pounds received from major donors such as King Soopers, Target, Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart stores, as well as smaller donors & walk-ins dropping off Food Drive product.  Dex also uploads photo’s to our shopping list website which Agencies …

Faces of Food Bank: Shar

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Shar can be found in the midst of our inner warehouse office space.  She’s responsible for the overall coordination, responses and filing of incoming/outgoing documents and correspondence in our Nutrition Network.  Shar also performs site reviews as needed.  You can find her reading, knitting, singing and hanging out with her family and grandkids outside the office.  She’s proud to be …

Faces of Food Bank: Adena

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  Adena is responsible for working directly with our 1,000+ agency partners.  She works hard at recruiting new agencies, monitoring current agency compliance with food safety certification, coordinates product recall info and many more agency… related tasks.  You can find Adena near the agency order window in the heart of our Denver warehouse.  One of her favorite aspects of working …

Faces of Food Bank: Sheryl

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Sheryl is responsible for all functions related to our Kids Café program, After-School Snacks, Kids and Senior Totes of Hope and all other programs of the Nutrition Network Department that may be developed.  She can be found in the inner depths of our warehouse facility with her dedicated staff.  Sheryl always dreamed of becoming a mother and is thrilled to …

Faces of Food Bank: Marshall

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  Marshall is our money man.  He oversees accounting, budget, human resources, administration, treasury, audit activities and IT.  You’ll find him on our first floor, in and out of the offices of his hard working staff. Marsh visited many fire stations growing up in hopes to become a fireman (or an FBI agent) but is very happy with the work …

Faces of Food Bank: Brandy

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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 …