Volunteers – We’re Counting on YOU to show up!

Janie Gianotsos Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Your Presence Is Critical Have you ever been stood up for a lunch date or a meeting? You’re expecting someone to arrive but they don’t show. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? When individuals or groups schedule a volunteer shift and then they don’t show up, it’s more than just frustrating – it impacts our entire organization, our network of hunger relief …

Young Hunger Heroes Spark Change

Janie Gianotsos Food & Fund Drive, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

It’s amazing what a group of young people can do when they come together to support the causes they care about! The Spark Change program, offered through Young Americans Center for Financial Education, allows students to give back to their communities and practice leadership. Food Bank of the Rockies was recently honored with a $500 Spark Change donation from a …

Chuck Johnson Recognized with the 2017 Betty Van Hook Award

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

  Each year, we select one outstanding volunteer who exemplifies Betty’s enthusiasm, heart and commitment. We are pleased to present this year’s award to Chuck Johnson. Six years ago, Chuck was down on his luck. Unemployed and fighting depression, he sat in church one Sunday morning and noticed a flyer. His church could get additional food credits for their pantry …

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break and Neither Do Our Friends at Mile High Disc Golf Club!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Helping the Hungry is Disc-y Business Several years ago, these wonderful disc golfers set out to make a difference with their annual Ice Bowl, raising funds to help us feed our hungry neighbors. When members of their club came in to present their check, they noticed our Million Meals Club. This club recognizes supporters who have provided at least $250,000 …

Land O’Lakes Makes a Cheesy Donation

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Fall is almost here and what could be more comforting than a warm plate of macaroni and cheese?  Colorado families facing hunger will be able to enjoy some soon, thanks to a generous donation of 40,000 pounds of fresh mac and cheese from Land O’Lakes. “As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes is committed to help the growing number of …

9Cares Colorado Shares Help our Partner Agencies

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Today, we’re distributing 170,000 pounds of food to 88 partner food pantries in the metro area. The food, purchased with $150,000, contributed by the community through donations to 9Cares Colorado Shares, including contributions at King Soopers’ registers, will provide about 142,000 meals to hungry men, women and children in our community. Items included tuna, beef ravioli, black beans, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce …

Nothing Corny About This Donation!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Five years ago, Mike Kosman and his family decided to share some of their land, resources and expertise to grow corn for the hungry.  While we all still mourn the untimely loss of Mike, we are grateful he taught his family well and they continue the tradition, preserving his legacy to  help others. The 5th Annual Food Bank of the Rockies Sweet Corn …

Charlotte and Claire Bake for Hope

Janie Gianotsos Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

Sisters Charlotte and Claire wanted to help hungry kids. Together, with their mom, they baked treats and sold them to raise funds for Food Bank of the Rockies. Charlotte baked cookies and cream cookies and lemon tarts and her sister baked sugar cookies.  They came for a tour to see how their funds would help and learn a little more …

Brighton Vacation Bible School Kids Feed Hope!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

Who says you’re too young to make a difference? Certainly that’s not the case for students at Brighton United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School. VBS coordinator Deb Freidholm, shared with the students how the church participates in the Totes of Hope™ program for kids in need in the community and how it’s important to give back to families and friends …