Safeway & Albertsons Make Sure Kids Have Breakfast

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially if you’re a growing kid.  This spring, Safeway and Albertsons’ Denver Division volunteered to help pack Totes of Hope® for students at Swansea Elementary to celebrate a very generous and important gift for hungry kids.  Most of the students at Swansea are on free and reduced lunch, living at or …

Wanda’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

It’s a bright, sunshiny day as the food bank van rolls down the street to a small home in central Denver.  Peggy, FBR’s driver is coming to visit Wanda and bring monthly USDA commodities made possible through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) administered by FBR. She also brings other items including some fresh produce, bread and even a bag of pet food for Wanda’s …

Food = Hope

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

Thank you to guest blogger Rhonda Richmond, EdD who shared her story about growing up in poverty. We were moved by what she shared and hope you will be too. My grandmother raised me in Denver, CO.  She was a maid; a foster mother and she raised most of my siblings and cousins.  It was not uncommon for there to …

Rachel’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

  Rachel watches her two granddaughters while her daughter works the night shift at a nearby hospital.  Her partner works for $9 an hour and she receives $150 every two weeks while she looks for part-time work.  Rent is high and Rachel and her partner struggle to pay the bills. The help she receives from Project Access Resource Centers, a member agency …

Mark’s Story – Holiday Hope

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

Mark volunteers at FBR’s Denver warehouse.  He shared with us that just last winter, his family needed food assistance.  His story is a great example of why our staff comes to work every day and how contributions to FBR truly change lives. After a serious car accident, Mark found himself unable to work.  His family couldn’t make ends meet on his …

Colin

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger

On a windy, sunny October afternoon, we met Colin and his daughter while they were picking up food at Chapel Hill Church, a member agency food pantry who relies on Food Bank of the Rockies for much of their food. His daughter reads quietly in a comfy chair while Colin, a soft-spoken, hard-working family man, agrees to share his story …

Beverly

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger

We met Beverly at the Salvation Army in Grand Junction where she was picking up food distributed through TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program), a program of the USDA. Beverly told us she’s in remission from a rare form of cancer. After intensive chemo treatments, her bones and blood are compromised and now, after a lifetime of helping others, she …