Two Aurora Schools Recognize Food Bank of the Rockies

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We’re thrilled Boston Elementary and Paris Elementary recognized FBR and our team for the work we do to support Communities in Schools. Both elementaries partner with FBR through our Totes of Hope® weekend food program, ensuring the 280 kids in their combined programs have nourishment when school meals aren’t available. Communities In Schools works directly with schools, building relationships that …

Congratulations Bob Kelly – 2018 Betty Van Hook Award Winner

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Each year, we present the Betty Van Hook Memorial Award to one of Food Bank of the Rockies’ outstanding volunteers who embodies Betty’s zeal, passion and commitment to our mission. Congratulations to our 2018 award winner, Bob Kelly! Bob started volunteering at FBR ten years ago to make an impact on hungry kids and their families. You’ll find Bob helping …

Vision and a Volvo Filled with Bread Launched the Way for Colorado’s Largest Human Services Nonprofit

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It’s astounding how a big vision and taking the first small steps to make it happen can lead to exactly what you imagine. When we began researching the food bank’s history to commemorate our 40th anniversary, we found a photo copy of a letter Governor Dick Lamm sent to Kathy Hackwith Groth, lauding her efforts to start the Colorado Food …

Chuck Johnson Recognized with the 2017 Betty Van Hook Award

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  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 …

Happy Trails to Olive Crawford

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People come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.  For those who worked or volunteered with Food Bank of the Rockies anytime in the past 32 years, chances are, their lives have been touched by Olive Crawford. With both joy and sadness, on September 30, we wished Olive a bittersweet “Happy Trails” as she headed off for …

Hunger Knows No Season

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The Scott family struggles to make ends meet.  Three teens and their hard working mom don’t always know where their next meal will come from.  They are not alone.  1 in 7 men and women and nearly 1 in 4 Colorado children live in food insecure households. The holiday season is wrapping up and for Food Bank of the Rockies …

Karen Keeps Nutritious Food from Going to Waste

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Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) wants to make sure nutritious food ends up feeding hungry people, not thrown away in landfills. Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, FBR has some extra help. The funds from the grant allowed us to hire a Retail Store Donation Coordinator. Karen McManus, recently hired for this new position, will work with …

Faces of Food Bank: Mike & Linda

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This face of food bank is a variation from the norm.  Meet Mike.  He served on the FBR board of directors for six years and made a positive impact on our organization in so many ways.  We value him as a donor of time, funds and resources!  It was awesome catching up with him and his lovely wife, Linda, at …

Faces of Food Bank: Dex

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Dex and his friendly nature can be found in our warehouse, working as an Operations Assistant.  He’s responsible for entering all donated pounds received from major donors such as King Soopers, Target, Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart stores, as well as smaller donors & walk-ins dropping off Food Drive product.  Dex also uploads photo’s to our shopping list website which Agencies …

Faces of Food Bank: Shar

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Shar can be found in the midst of our inner warehouse office space.  She’s responsible for the overall coordination, responses and filing of incoming/outgoing documents and correspondence in our Nutrition Network.  Shar also performs site reviews as needed.  You can find her reading, knitting, singing and hanging out with her family and grandkids outside the office.  She’s proud to be …