Lace Up Those Running Shoes

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  Hard to believe that we’re gearing up for our 7th Annual Panerathon!  Join us and our awesome friends at Panera Bread on Sunday, September 22nd, for this 5K & 10K.  It’s a great activity for competitive racers, runners, walkers and families. Enjoy the scenic views of the front range while winding your way through the challenging yet accessible course …

An Eggcelent Thursday

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Colorado egg farmers were proud to help the Easter Bunny out again this year. The seven local farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association donated more than 335,000 eggs to food banks throughout Colorado to ensure those in need had eggs in time for Easter. Of the total number of eggs, more than 280,000 were given to …

Contributions to Holiday Fund Drive for 9Cares Colorado Shares and King Soopers Make Easter Brighter

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  What a fun and busy day we’ve had at Food Bank of the Rockies!  Because of the generosity of everyone who contributed funds at King Soopers to 9Cares Colorado Shares last fall, we were able to distribute nearly 91,000 pounds of food to 95 local hunger relief agencies!  Thank you!! And another big thank you goes out to all the staff …

Fighting Hunger at the Capitol

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For the past few years, we’ve been fortunate to benefit from the generosity of some of our favorite chefs, farmer, ranchers and legislators’ generosity and talents.  On March 19th, our own Kevin Seggelke accepted a HUGE check (as you can see below) from the Colorado Ag Council downtown at the beautiful Capitol building.  We were lucky enough to sample to delectable …

Operation Free Bird

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This past Saturday, FBR was proud to take part in The 9th Annual Operation Free Bird,  put on by the Adams Country Sheriff’s Office and area Adams County Business and Community Organizations.  Over 3,600 families lined up at Rocky’s Auto on 64th Avenue and Federal Blvd. from 12noon-4pm to receive a reusable WalMart bag of food.  These 5 pound bags included Cranberry Sauce, …

Over 4 Million Meals in 2 Days!

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  The 14th Annual Dom and Jane Charity Marathon took over the airwaves on Mix 100 last week Thursday and Friday!  Dom, Jane, Jeremy and Emily dedicated 2 full days on air, fighting hunger and feeding hope for FBR.  And man were they successful!  We’re overjoyed to announce a grand total of $1,153,652 from generous listeners and corporate donors!  Unbelievable!  We’re humbled …

Serving Up a Whole Lotta Hope

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Last Tuesday, 13 Colorado hospitality organizations from the Meetings Industry of Colorado (MIC) joined forces again for the 19th Annual Serving Up Hope (SUH) Luncheon to raise more than $22,000 for FBR!  This is a favorite of ours every year.  The food is fabulous and a tremendous amount of work goes into this successful luncheon event! The SUH Luncheon includes a …

Shop O Rama 2012

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For 20 years, media rock stars from our local TV and Radio stations gather to kick off “Check Out Hunger,” hosted by our friends at Natural Grocers.  This campaign raises funds for Food Bank of the Rockies’ (FBR) Children’s programs through the FBR Nutrition Network.  Teams of two strategize how they’ll fill up their grocery carts in three minutes, not …

Healthy & Affordable Cooking Education at Food Bank

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FBR offers a range of food items to our agencies.  Many items are staples but some leave agencies wondering, “How can I best use this to serve clients or teach clients how to use this at home?”   We aim to help our agencies utilize the food received from FBR in various ways.  In early October, our friend Chef Jackson Lamb volunteered his time, alongside our own Chef …

1 million Meals for Colorado Kids

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This was the 15th year Joe and Debbie Sakic have dedicated their time and efforts to fighting childhood hunger in Colorado through FBR.  And it was our most successful year to date.  On August 23, golfers united at stunningly beautiful Sanctuary for a picture perfect day on the course.  The weather was mild with just the right amount of cloud cover and lucky for us, temperature decided …