A Corny Tradition We Adore

Janie Gianotsos Events, Food & Fund Drive, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Thank You

When a community comes together, beautiful things grow! In this case, beautiful corn. Eight years ago, Mike Kosman and his family decided to share some of their land, resources and expertise to grow corn for the hungry. They reached out for support from the local community. Donations of seeds and offers from volunteers made the idea a reality – and …

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 …

Volunteers – We’re Counting on YOU to show up!

Janie Gianotsos Large Group Volunteering, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Your Presence Is Critical Have you ever been stood up for a lunch date or a meeting? You’re expecting someone to arrive but they don’t show. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? When individuals or groups schedule a volunteer shift and then they don’t show up, it’s more than just frustrating – it impacts our entire organization, our network of hunger relief …

Safeway & Albertsons Make Sure Kids Have Breakfast

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially if you’re a growing kid.  This spring, Safeway and Albertsons’ Denver Division volunteered to help pack Totes of Hope® for students at Swansea Elementary to celebrate a very generous and important gift for hungry kids.  Most of the students at Swansea are on free and reduced lunch, living at or …

Look Who’s “Milling” Around Our Warehouse!

Janie Gianotsos Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

  A new group of volunteers helped us ring in Warehouse Wednesday this week.  A team of hardworking employees from the newly formed Ardent Mills sorted food, filled orders and even paired up some donated crutches. Ardent Mills, the largest flour miller in the U.S., combines the operations of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling, a joint venture of Cargill Inc. and CHS …

Arrow Electronics: A Bright Spark in the Fight Against Hunger!

Janie Gianotsos Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

Our friends at Arrow Electronics are no strangers to Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope! They’ve been volunteering since 2011, sharing more than 1100 hours!  And they’ve contributed funds for nearly 222,000 meals!  It’s exciting to know this dedicated company now has corporate headquarters in Colorado. We have a group that volunteers on a regular basis and last week we had the …

Panera Bread Gives Back

Janie Gianotsos Events, Fund Drive, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

Panera Bread is volunteering at our warehouse today. We asked them to share a little bit about how they make a difference. We are very grateful for their partnership and look forward to providing many meals to our community because of their and their customers’ generosity! At Panera Bread®, we believe in giving back to the communities in which we …

Medical Center of Aurora Family Day

fbrockies Large Group Volunteering, Volunteer Opportunities

We often get groups who are interested in bringing families and kiddos to FBR to volunteer.  As a result, we have organized a number of Family Volunteer Days.  On Saturday, August 3rd, The Medical Center of Aurora brought an awesome group of 46 volunteers of all ages to help us pack backpacks full of schools supplies, sort reclamation food and …