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 …

Sister Act

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

Sierra and Audrey Not wanting to be outdone by little sister Audrey, featured in this post, 7 year old Sierra, along with her sister, held a “fabulous Spring Celebration”, asking guests to bring food and fund donations to their party, even creating an invitation with Food Bank of the Rockies’ logo. The family stopped by the food bank for a …

We Love it When Kids Give Back!

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

Food Bank of the Rockies was delighted to be invited to the graduation ceremony at Patterson Elementary School in Jefferson County. The 3rd graders at Patterson learned about economics and giving back. They hosted a Teddy Bear Tea.  The kids made Teddy Bears in art class and had the option of allowing their Teddy Bears to be auctioned at the …

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 …

Snow Days Could Mean Hunger for Kids in Our Community

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

When it snows and kids get the day off from school, it’s usually cause for them to celebrate. But not for all kids. When Dakota’s teacher told him there might be a blizzard and school could be cancelled, he replied with worry, “But how will we get our food?” For Dakota and his family, receiving a weekly Totes of Hope® …