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 …

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 …

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

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

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 …

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 Sporing Goods Park, what started out as a chilly morning quickly turned into a wet, sleeting experience as volunteers helped each visitor load produce, meat …

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

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Western Slope

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 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 …

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

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, From Our President and CEO, Newsy

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 …

The Mouth-Body Connection: A Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

Thank you Delta Dental for Sharing this Information for our Blog! The interconnection between oral health and overall health is amazing. A professor at University of Birmingham and head of the School of Dentistry once said, “The mouth is the doorway to the body, rather than a separate organ, and is the access point for bacteria to enter the bloodstream …