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 …

The Denver Post Season to Share Helps Provide 200,000 Meals to Food Bank of the Rockies!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

We are thrilled to once again receive a $50,000 gift through The Denver Post Season to Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation! Since 1992, Season to Share has raised charitable donations that are matched and disbursed to local nonprofit organizations serving our neighbors in need. With these funds Food Bank of the Rockies will be able to provide …

We’re Grateful for the Colorado Agricultural Community’s Generous Contributions!

Janie Gianotsos Uncategorized

Today, we celebrated our farmers, ranchers and everyone who produces food in Colorado’s agricultural industry.  On Ag Day at the Capitol, our food producers are recognized for their impact on our economy as well as their efforts to help hungry neighbors. This past year, Colorado’s agricultural community contributed the equivalent of roughly 27 million dollars – 13 million meals – …

Stories from the Shutdown

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

                      Friday, January 18, 2019 Food Bank of the Rockies distributed food to about 200 families at mobile pantries in Denver and Lakewood. At Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, what started out as a chilly morning quickly turned into a wet, sleeting experience as volunteers helped each visitor load produce, meat …

Welcome Sue Ellen Rodwick, Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies’ New Branch Manager

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Western Slope

Sue Ellen, a Colorado native, grew up in Colorado Springs. Five years ago, she moved to Fruita and absolutely loves living on the Western Slope. The family-oriented, small town atmosphere is ideal for raising her preschool-aged son. Sue Ellen brings nonprofit experience from managing Goodwill’s Grand Junction retail store. And she brings heartfelt compassion for WSFBR’s mission too.  “When I …