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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.