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2X Match Deadline Extended

Hunger is on the rise across Colorado.

Now through April 30, your donation will be matched to make 2X the impact for our neighbors.

Help address the emergency level of need in our region while your gift = 2X the impact!

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Hunger is on the rise across Colorado.

Now through midnight on April 30, your donation will be matched to make 2X the impact for our neighbors.

Help address the emergency level of need in our region while your gift = 2X the impact!

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Make 2X the Impact this Summer

URGENT REPORT: 1 in 9 Coloradans are experiencing food insecurity. Your donation today will help provide 2X the nourishment for our neighbors.

Make 2X the impact this summer for our Colorado neighbors >>

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Live Here, Give Here.

Together, we can make a difference in our state.

Make your WyoGives Day gift before midnight and have it matched to support Food Bank of Wyoming.

Make your WyoGives Day gift now and have it matched to support Food Bank of Wyoming.

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MATCH DEADLINE: August 31, 2024

Your gift today will help provide 2X as much nourishing food for our neighbors experiencing hunger.

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Easing Chronic Illnesses with the Food for Health Program

Food Bank of the Rockies boxes piled on table with various food items displayed in front of them intended for the Food for Health program.
Some of the shelf-stable food items that can be found in Food for Health boxes include applesauce, oatmeal, peanut butter, and canned mixed vegetables.

Food Bank of the Rockies’ Food for Health Program (formerly the Healthcare Box Program) started in 2022 with the goal of connecting people experiencing food insecurity and chronic health issues with weekly, nutrient-dense, medically tailored food boxes. In fiscal year 2023, the program partnered with five healthcare centers in the Denver metro area and provided 225 participants with weekly food boxes and fresh produce for one year.

Food for Health is designed to support the nutritional security of community members living with chronic diseases such as pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. It supports communities by increasing access to nutritious foods and bridging the gap between healthcare and community food systems in support of improved health for individuals living with chronic disease.

Each food box received by participants includes nutrient-dense, heart-healthy, and diabetes-friendly items inspired by the USDA MyPlate guidelines. A combination of fruits, starchy and non-starchy vegetables, lean animal and plant-based protein, grains, and dairy are provided in every box.

We strive to provide fiber-rich, low-sodium, and no-sugar-added items as much as possible. A variety of fresh produce, dried herbs and spices, and recipes are included throughout the program to support diverse flavor preferences and cooking styles. By providing mostly whole, unseasoned foods, our intention is to provide flexibility for the creation of culturally relevant meals and snacks by each participant.

Sam, a Food for Health recipient, preparing a meal.Sam, a Food for Health participant (left), is a patient at Denver Indian Health and Family Services receiving treatment for his diabetes. With a daughter to care for, even with SNAP benefits, Sam shared that food expenses have been a challenge. His medical provider connected him with the Food for Health Program to help with both his diabetes and lessen the burden of food insecurity.

“We’ve been living just off of the bare necessities lately, and this really helps to prepare meals and stuff on a weekly basis. Sometimes I have leftovers and I use up my food stamps and I make a meal out of all that,” he shared.

Food Bank of the Rockies continues to grow and improve Food for Health. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Food for Health program page.

Learn More: Food bank offers tailored food boxes for people in need with chronic illness (from 9News)

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