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 …

King Soopers Awards Food Bank of the Rockies’ Volunteer, Brad Crowe, their 2018 Zero Hero

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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 …

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

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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 …

Wishing a Fond Farewell and Happy Retirement to Starlene Collins, Western Slope Branch Manager

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Western Slope

Starlene championed our fight against hunger and fed hope on the Western Slope for almost 20 years. As manager of our Western Slope branch (WSFBR), she led our growth in the community and her dedication is a big reason we’re providing more than 7.5 million meals to hungry families in the area. We’re sharing her message to the community and …

Food Bank of the Rockies Hires Erin Pulling as President and CEO

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Food Bank of the Rockies is excited to announce Erin Pulling will join the organization January 14, 2019 as President and CEO. Pulling brings two decades of deep understanding around the complex issues of hunger and food insecurity from her work in the nonprofit food and nutrition field.  Her passion for community engagement and core belief that volunteers, donors and …

Jess will Volunteer at 200 Feeding America Food Banks!

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Meet Jess Kurti.  Jess was laid off from her job in 2012.  While she was in a good financial position, many of her coworkers weren’t.  She volunteered at her local food bank and learned that hunger was in more places than she ever expected.  She made it her mission to volunteer at all 200 Feeding America food banks!  We were …

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

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Faces of Hunger, Newsy

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 photocopy of a letter Governor Dick Lamm sent to Kathy Hackwith Groth, lauding her efforts to start the Colorado Food Clearing …