Faces of Food Bank: Tom



Our friend Tom’s days include the massive task of managing government programs for FBR.  He is responsible for all aspects of administering CSFP, TEFAP and SLP programs in accordance with USDA and state guidelines.  In addition, he completes all documents necessary for compliance and reimbursement.  Sounds complicated right?  It is.  You can find Tom and his hard working staff at our Nome Street warehouse location, just 5 minutes from our main warehouse.  Growing up, Tom dreamed of hanging out on the back of a garbage truck but changed those vocational goals as he got older.  He now plays bass in a band, owns 2 horses and 2 dogs and craves chicken mole on a regular basis. 

Faces of Food Bank: Doyle

 
 
Doyle came out of retirement and joined the food bank family as the master of accounts receivable, reconciling donations and deposits and disbursement and reconciling the important petty cash fund.  Doyle didn’t envision himself as a numbers man growing up, but his Formula 1 racing dreams didn’t exactly pan out.  Some of Doyle’s very favorite things are Italian food, sleeping in and the beautiful Colorado climate.  You can find Doyle in his little corner on our first floor.     

Faces of Food Bank: Kristina

It only seems appropriate to introduce Kristina during our week of all things "Sakic."  Kristina is our event queen.  If an event needs organization, planning, coordination or implementation, Kristina is leading the pack.  She's the master at making things look pretty and raising money in the process.  Kristina also sits on our Social Media team and heads up our Associate Board.  When she’s not out managing events, you can find her on the second floor of our Denver warehouse.  Kristina found her way to Colorado when she saw gorgeous photos of the flatirons surrounding CU-Boulder, her alma martar.  She loves Colorado and the opportunity to make things beautiful all while making a difference in our community.     

A Tour of Food Bank of the Rockies

Have you toured our facility?  If not, many people don't have a clear picture of what exactly happens behind the scenes at our Denver warhouse.  We'd love to tour you in the future, but in the meantime, the staff at FBR is thrilled to invite you a glimpse inside our world of fighting hunger and feeding hope!  Check out this AWESOME video from our friends at Black Diamond Media Productions!  It's worth 3 minutes - we promise!

Check out the video HERE! 

 

Faces of Food Bank: George

Friendly George is rarely seen on FBR grounds as he spend most of his days in the FBR van, delivering commodity food boxes to home bound seniors.  With over 300 seniors served per month, George keeps busy  taking notes on his routes for better efficiency as well as offering excellent customer service to help grow our Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors.   George grew up with dreams of being a football player, but is incredibly proud to work with the clients we serve and spends his spare time with his wife and six grand kids.

Faces of Food Bank: Kim

As the Vice President of Development, Kim knows the ins and outs of fundraising like the back of her hand.  She’s responsible for the overall planning, implementation, supervision, coordination and evaluation of all fund developing staffing and activities.  She focuses on major gifts, endowment and capital needs for the organization.  You can find Kim and her contagious laugh on the second floor of our Denver warehouse. Kim loves the Colorado mountains but would move to Hawaii in a heartbeat.  She has been with FBR for 16years and loves the fact that she goes home feeling really good about what she does for a living.    

Faces of Food Bank: Jerry

Our friend Jerry can be found either behind the wheel of a FBR truck or hustling around our Denver warehouse, loading and unloading product from trucks, keeping accurate driver route logs, maintaining equipment, assisting with inventory control, pulling agency orders, stocking and other related administrative tasks.  As a kid, Jerry dreamed of becoming a pro basketball player, but while he works on that dream, he’s happy serving our clients and providing food assistance for those in need.  Jerry grew up in a huge family with 7 sisters and 5 brothers and claims spaghetti to be his meal of choice. 

Faces of Food Bank: Starla

Starla is our go-to for all things IT and fills in the rest of her time assisting with finance operations and supervising operations/commodities inventory data and reporting.  Never a dull moment in her first floor office. 

Growing up, Starla envisioned herself as a stewardess, traveling the world.  We're glad she chose IT.  She loves the people in Colorado and could eat lobster with lots of butter any day of the week.  

 

Faces of Food Bank: Jose

Jose works directly with Coloradans in need.  He performs verification of eligibility for seniors, women, infatns and children for the "Commodity Supplemental Food Program" (CSFP), a Colorado government program administered by FBR.  Jose can be found at various sites throughout Denver, working with FBR staff members in distributing government food boxes. Read More

Faces of Food Bank: Linda

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes so FBR can feed hope to our hungry neighbors?  From greeting visitors, stocking shelves, procuring food and distributing it through our partner agencies and programs to raising needed funds, keeping you informed, organizing volunteers and carefully allocating your contributions, there's a whole world behind fighting hunger and we'd like to invite you in for a peek. 


We're excited to introduce our "Faces of Food Bank" campaign, where you'll meet a member (or two) of our hard working staff each week. The goal is to give you an inside glimpse of food banking at its finest! We have over 80 employees who perform a variety of tasks, all very different but all vital to fighting hunger and feeding hope in Colorado.


Meet Linda.  If you enter our south facing main entrance, you'll be warmly welcomed by Linda.  Like most FBR team members, Linda wears many hats.  She not only manages the constantly busy phone line, she also refers people in need to pantries in their area, directs visitors and vendors, and assists the finance and human resources departments with clerical needs.  Linda's four kids and five grand kids are her world and she loves being able to help people in need during her day job.  Two of the many reasons Linda lives in Colorado are the zero humidity climate and the awesome Mexican food.