Raising Grandkids through a Difficult Time – Andy’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

  Andy, 68, a retired Marine, lives with his wife, daughter and his grandchildren. They’re helping their daughter and her two children, ages 7 and 9, get through a difficult time. They struggle to put food on the table and Andy is grateful for the help he receives from Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry. Andy not only picks …

Hunger is Real in Rural Colorado

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

In the small Colorado town of Yuma, a long line of men, women, and children work their way into the fairgrounds to receive food from Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry. Mothers with babies in their arms wait patiently next to older adults, some in wheelchairs or using canes for mobility. The ages, ethnicities and situations differ among those …

Kids Cafe Provides Meals for Araceli’s Family

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

  Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting Araceli and her four beautiful children, Jennifer, Genaro, Jitzel and Marie. Through Aurora Community Connections after school program, the children enjoy fun and educational activities and receive a meal provided by Food Bank of the Rockies and Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program. Araceli volunteers to help with the programs …

Stories from the Shutdown

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

                      Friday, January 18, 2019 Food Bank of the Rockies distributed food to about 200 families at mobile pantries in Denver and Lakewood. At Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, what started out as a chilly morning quickly turned into a wet, sleeting experience as volunteers helped each visitor load produce, meat …

Food and Holiday Fun with Bellco and Boys and Girls Club

Janie Gianotsos Events, Faces of Hunger, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Thank You

On a crisp December evening, kids at Boston Boys and Girls Club laugh and play. Some study. Some play games and use computers.  When dinner is announced, everyone stops what they’re doing and hops into line. Turkey cheese burgers on whole grain buns, milk, potatoes and spiced hot apples, all prepared at Food Bank of the Rockies’ community kitchen, soon …

Hunger isn’t Always Visible

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Thank You

We met Mark volunteering with his company at our warehouse. Looking at this tall, athletic and successful business man, you’d never guess he was hungry throughout his entire childhood. People always ask him why he didn’t play sports as a kid. He tells us he couldn’t sustain physical activity due to lack of nutrition. “I can remember getting to school …

Thank You Nationwide for Providing 140,000 Meals!

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy, Thank You

Nationwide is on our side! Food Bank of the Rockies is a grateful grant recipient once again. With Nationwide’s support through a generous grant, we’re able to provide 140,000 meals to hungry families. This gift will support children like “Farrah”. Farrah attends a school in north east metro Denver where more than 95% of the students receive free and reduced …