Volunteers – We’re Counting on YOU to show up!

Janie Gianotsos Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Your Presence Is Critical Have you ever been stood up for a lunch date or a meeting? You’re expecting someone to arrive but they don’t show. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? When individuals or groups schedule a volunteer shift and then they don’t show up, it’s more than just frustrating – it impacts our entire organization, our network of hunger relief …

Young Hunger Heroes Spark Change

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

It’s amazing what a group of young people can do when they come together to support the causes they care about! The Spark Change program, offered through Young Americans Center for Financial Education, allows students to give back to their communities and practice leadership. Food Bank of the Rockies was recently honored with a $500 Spark Change donation from a …

Chuck Johnson Recognized with the 2017 Betty Van Hook Award

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

  Each year, we select one outstanding volunteer who exemplifies Betty’s enthusiasm, heart and commitment. We are pleased to present this year’s award to Chuck Johnson. Six years ago, Chuck was down on his luck. Unemployed and fighting depression, he sat in church one Sunday morning and noticed a flyer. His church could get additional food credits for their pantry …

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break and Neither Do Our Friends at Mile High Disc Golf Club!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Helping the Hungry is Disc-y Business Several years ago, these wonderful disc golfers set out to make a difference with their annual Ice Bowl, raising funds to help us feed our hungry neighbors. When members of their club came in to present their check, they noticed our Million Meals Club. This club recognizes supporters who have provided at least $250,000 …

Carmela’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger

When you meet our senior box delivery driver, Peggy, you can’t help but notice her shining smile. She has one of the best jobs in the place because she gets to deliver food to home bound seniors like Carmela. At 93, you’d never know Carmela needed help. When we interviewed her, she appeared spunky and sharp with lots of stories to …

Kids Will Have Breakfast Thanks to the Albertsons Companies Foundation!

Janie Gianotsos Uncategorized

Food Bank of the Rockies is excited to announce a $65,ooo grant to help us provide breakfast food in our Totes of Hope® this year.  This money will help us ensure kids in our community have access to a nutritious breakfast, especially on the weekends when school meals aren’t available. “Breakfast is vital for kids to start their day out …

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 …