Thank You Nationwide Foundation!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

Longtime supporter, Nationwide Foundation has once again stepped up to support our mission! We received a generous grant from Nationwide Foundation to help us in the way most needed the last two months of our fiscal year. This grant not only allowed us provide 140,000 meals, it also contributed to our recording setting year of distributing more than 70 million …

Mobile Pantries in Wyoming Get Help from Starbucks!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry program is 100% donor funded. We host mobile pantries throughout the 30 Colorado counties we support as well as the entire state of Wyoming. Recently, Food Bank of the Rockies was awarded a $10,000 gift from Starbucks to support our Wyoming efforts. These funds will help fund distributions throughout the summer. Hosting mobile …

Phyllis Volunteers at 91 and We Think She’s Amazing!

Janie Gianotsos Uncategorized

Food Bank of the Rockies’ driver Maurice told us about Phyllis, a remarkable woman he sees regularly at one of his distribution sites. When he expressed she was in her 90s and helped give out food boxes, we knew we had to meet her. Phyllis seems much younger than her 91 years. She’s legally blind, but you’d never know it …

It’s Red Nose Day!

Janie Gianotsos Events, Newsy

With the generous support of millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities, and key partners, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million since launching in the U.S. in 2015. Funds raised are evenly split to support domestic and international programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy, and educated. Food Bank of the Rockies has benefited from Red Nose …

Raising Grandkids through a Difficult Time – Andy’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

  Andy, 68, a retired Marine, lives with his wife, daughter and his grandchildren. They’re helping their daughter and her two children, ages 7 and 9, get through a difficult time. They struggle to put food on the table and Andy is grateful for the help he receives from Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry. Andy not only picks …

Marvin and Virginia Volunteer 25 Years and Provide 20,000 Meals to their Community!

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Thank You, Volunteer Opportunities

Marvin and Virginia are committed. After 67 years of marriage, they still hold hands, and it’s obvious they love each other very much. They also love to give back. For the past 25 years, Marvin and Virginia have volunteered almost every Wednesday at Food Bank of the Rockies. They earn food credit for Front Range Senior Resource Center, and after …

Hunger is Real in Rural Colorado

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

In the small Colorado town of Yuma, a long line of men, women, and children work their way into the fairgrounds to receive food from Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry. Mothers with babies in their arms wait patiently next to older adults, some in wheelchairs or using canes for mobility. The ages, ethnicities and situations differ among those …

Kids Cafe Provides Meals for Araceli’s Family

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

  Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting Araceli and her four beautiful children, Jennifer, Genaro, Jitzel and Marie. Through Aurora Community Connections after school program, the children enjoy fun and educational activities and receive a meal provided by Food Bank of the Rockies and Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program. Araceli volunteers to help with the programs …

King Soopers Awards Food Bank of the Rockies’ Volunteer, Brad Crowe, their 2018 Zero Hero

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make Food Bank of the Rockies’ mission possible. Today we celebrated with our partner, King Soopers, as they presented Food Bank of the Rockies’ volunteer, Brad Crowe, with their 2018 Zero Hero award. The award is given annually to a team member, nominated by their peers, who gives back and makes a difference in Kroeger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste …