Thank You Ardent Mills and Sponsors!

Janie Gianotsos Food & Fund Drive, Newsy, Thank You

New single-day fundraising record makes 800,000 meals possible! We’re so grateful for our friends at  Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company headquartered right here in Denver! This amazing organization joined forces with many of its vendors, suppliers and carriers to contribute $200,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies with its fourth annual Colorado charity golf tournament, held at …

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 …

Two Aurora Schools Recognize Food Bank of the Rockies

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

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

Janie Gianotsos Events, Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Thank You, Volunteer Opportunities

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

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 …

Young Hunger Heroes Spark Change

Janie Gianotsos Food & Fund Drive, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

It’s amazing what a group of young people can do when they come together to support the causes they care about! The Spark Change program, offered through Young Americans Center for Financial Education, allows students to give back to their communities and practice leadership. Food Bank of the Rockies was recently honored with a $500 Spark Change donation from a …

Chuck Johnson Recognized with the 2017 Betty Van Hook Award

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

  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 …

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break and Neither Do Our Friends at Mile High Disc Golf Club!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Helping the Hungry is Disc-y Business Several years ago, these wonderful disc golfers set out to make a difference with their annual Ice Bowl, raising funds to help us feed our hungry neighbors. When members of their club came in to present their check, they noticed our Million Meals Club. This club recognizes supporters who have provided at least $250,000 …