Rachel’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

  Rachel watches her two granddaughters while her daughter works the night shift at a nearby hospital.  Her partner works for $9 an hour and she receives $150 every two weeks while she looks for part-time work.  Rent is high and Rachel and her partner struggle to pay the bills. The help she receives from Project Access Resource Centers, a member agency …

Mark’s Story – Holiday Hope

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

Mark volunteers at FBR’s Denver warehouse.  He shared with us that just last winter, his family needed food assistance.  His story is a great example of why our staff comes to work every day and how contributions to FBR truly change lives. After a serious car accident, Mark found himself unable to work.  His family couldn’t make ends meet on his …

Colin

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger

On a windy, sunny October afternoon, we met Colin and his daughter while they were picking up food at Chapel Hill Church, a member agency food pantry who relies on Food Bank of the Rockies for much of their food. His daughter reads quietly in a comfy chair while Colin, a soft-spoken, hard-working family man, agrees to share his story …

Beverly

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger

We met Beverly at the Salvation Army in Grand Junction where she was picking up food distributed through TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program), a program of the USDA. Beverly told us she’s in remission from a rare form of cancer. After intensive chemo treatments, her bones and blood are compromised and now, after a lifetime of helping others, she …

Spring Break Can Be Heartbreaking for Hungry Kids

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

The clock springs forward and the days get longer. Green shoots pop up in the flower beds and the birds chirp a little louder, signaling a change in season.  Today is the first day of spring and for most of us, it’s a happy shift to warmer weather.  For many kids, it means a week off from school and a …

Paula

fbrockies Faces of Hunger

We recently met a real life ray of sunshine.  Her name is Paula and she has a contagious happiness and glow about her.  Traits so many people crave. For Paula, warmth and hope are second nature.  She generously offered to share her story with us.  Her real story.  No fudging or sugar coating.  Life and choices bring about hardship and …

Hillery

fbrockies Faces of Hunger

Picture this… you walk out of a routine doctor appointment with an unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer.  Shortly after undergoing treatment for the cancer your kidneys start shutting down and you’re immediately put on dialysis three times per week.  You’re far too weak to work, let alone walk to the mailbox or drive.  In the midst of all of these …

Denver Broncos Share Pam’s Story

fbrockies Faces of Hunger, Newsy

  The Denver Broncos recently met with FBR staff and Pam, a woman who regularly visits a FBR agency partner for food assistance, to film a short video vignette.  This will be used on The Broncos’  “Be a Champion” website as well as on the jumbo tron during home games in November.  We’re so grateful to Pam for sharing her family’s story and for reminding us …