Record-high inflation rates coupled with the need for food in our community being higher than pre-COVID levels has led to Food Bank of the Rockies spending more than three-times as much money per month to purchase food as we were before the pandemic to provide our neighbors with the food they need.
Additionally, with the Colorado SNAP emergency allotment benefits ending on March 1, 2023, we anticipate that we will be purchasing up to 20% more food every month to keep up with even more demand.
The challenge of hunger is enormous, and we can’t do this work alone. We need you. The three most impactful ways to help your community when the emergency additional SNAP benefits end March 1 are:
- Giving a financial gift to Food Bank of the Rockies or another hunger-relief organization near you; as little as $1 can help Food Bank of the Rockies distribute enough food for three meals. We are also able to use this support to better support our network of Hunger Relief Partners with free or reduced-cost food.
- Sharing food assistance resources with community members experiencing hunger right now. Call 2-1-1 or visit foodbankrockies.org/food to find food assistance in your area.
- Volunteering with Food Bank of the Rockies or other hunger-relief organizations. As the need for food increases in our communities, volunteers are invaluable in helping get food into the hands of our neighbors. The mental and physical health benefits of volunteering are an added bonus!
With support from incredible people like you, we can ensure that all community members have the resources they need to thrive during this transition in SNAP benefits and beyond. Check out foodbankrockies.org to find information about giving financial gifts, volunteering, and finding food resources.