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 …

Thank You Nationwide Foundation!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

Longtime supporter, Nationwide Foundation has once again stepped up to support our mission! We received a generous grant from Nationwide Foundation to help us in the way most needed the last two months of our fiscal year. This grant not only allowed us provide 140,000 meals, it also contributed to our recording setting year of distributing more than 70 million …

Mobile Pantries in Wyoming Get Help from Starbucks!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry program is 100% donor funded. We host mobile pantries throughout the 30 Colorado counties we support as well as the entire state of Wyoming. Recently, Food Bank of the Rockies was awarded a $10,000 gift from Starbucks to support our Wyoming efforts. These funds will help fund distributions throughout the summer. Hosting mobile …

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 …

The Denver Post Season to Share Helps Provide 200,000 Meals to Food Bank of the Rockies!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

We are thrilled to once again receive a $50,000 gift through The Denver Post Season to Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation! Since 1992, Season to Share has raised charitable donations that are matched and disbursed to local nonprofit organizations serving our neighbors in need. With these funds Food Bank of the Rockies will be able to provide …

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 …

Jess will Volunteer at 200 Feeding America Food Banks!

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

Meet Jess Kurti.  Jess was laid off from her job in 2012.  While she was in a good financial position, many of her coworkers weren’t.  She volunteered at her local food bank and learned that hunger was in more places than she ever expected.  She made it her mission to volunteer at all 200 Feeding America food banks!  We were …

Darden Foundation Helps Food Bank of the Rockies Provide 76,000 meals!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Thank You

Thank You Darden Foundation! We’re excited to announce the receipt of a $19,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to assist in our efforts of providing help to people facing hunger. The generous unrestricted grant allows FBR  to provide 76,000 meals and allocate funds in areas the community needs the most, such as mobile pantries, fresh produce purchases and food programs for …