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 …

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 …

What’s So Special about a Spoon?

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

It’s hard to say how long spoons have been around.  They’ve been discovered with ancient Egyptian artifacts, unearthed with treasures from the Neolithic civilizations and found with relics used during the Shang Dynasty. Spoons represent different ideas and cultures – “A Spoonful of Sugar.” “Born with a silver spoon in his mouth.” Spoons are units of measure – teaspoons, tablespoons. …

Honeymoon on 45th Avenue

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank of the Rockies enjoys many volunteers passing through Colorado from other parts of the country, but it’s not often we get to meet them on their honeymoon. Tim and Carrie-Lynn are no strangers to food banking. They met while volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository, a fellow Feeding America food bank. Now they’re both employed by the organization …

Do All Kids Deserve to Eat?

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

A message from Kevin Seggelke, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Rockies As school starts up and summer ends, many families feel relief.  Not just because their kids are busy studying, but also because free and reduced cost school lunches and maybe even breakfasts are available again.  Nearly 1 in 4 kids in Colorado live in families struggling to …

Michael and Virgil Biked for Backpacks!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Michael and Virgil have strong legs. They also have big hearts. This dynamic duo pedaled from the Denver Tech Center over the mountains to Vail and back on a 5-day adventure to feed kids.  This is their second year supporting Bike for Backpacks, a cross country bike tour to raise awareness and provide food for hungry kids by supporting food …

Joe and Debbie Sakic – Feeding Kids and Fighting Hunger for 18 Years

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Hockey Hall of Famer and Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Joe Sakic and his wife Debbie care deeply about hungry kids.  This dynamic duo champions the fight to end childhood hunger by hosting the Joe Sakic Celebrity Golf Tournament and Bringing Hope to the Table Dinner.  For the past 18 years, these two events fund a large portion …

Midas Drives Out Hunger in Denver

Janie Gianotsos Food & Fund Drive, Newsy

Food Bank of the Rockies was excited to join Midas as the local beneficiary for Midas’ hunger-fighting road trip.  For every #1Mile1Meal shared through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the truck drove another mile and Midas donated a meal. The stop in Denver featured free BBQ, lemonade and giveaways. And Midas is offering free oil changes at participating Midas locations for …