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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Happy Trails to Olive Crawford

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

People come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.  For those who worked or volunteered with Food Bank of the Rockies anytime in the past 32 years, chances are, their lives have been touched by Olive Crawford. With both joy and sadness, on September 30, we wished Olive a bittersweet “Happy Trails” as she headed off for …

Honeymoon on 45th Avenue

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank of the Rockies enjoys many volunteers passing through Colorado from other parts of the country, but it’s not often we get to meet them on their honeymoon. Tim and Carrie-Lynn are no strangers to food banking. They met while volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository, a fellow Feeding America food bank. Now they’re both employed by the organization …

Slalom Consulting Lets Food Bank of the Rockies Do the Shopping

Janie Gianotsos Canned Food Drive, Food & Fund Drive, Fund Drive, Volunteer Opportunities

During the holidays, many businesses want to give back to their communities. Often, the first thought when wanting to help food banks is to host a traditional, non-perishable food drive. Food Bank of the Rockies accepts food drive donations and encourages people to clean out their pantries and donate unwanted but still nutritious items, especially during large food drives through …