BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE

Food Bank of the Rockies invites you to partner with us as we pursue our ambitious goal:
providing our communities with enough nutritious and familiar food to thrive.

A new Denver Metro distribution center is integral to achieving this goal.

WHEREVER HUNGER RISES, SO CAN WE.

Rapid population growth, inflation, and rising costs for food, housing, and energy, all while public food assistance has been decreasing, have resulted in more individuals and families from Colorado and Wyoming seeking food assistance.

No matter the challenges, Food Bank of the Rockies is committed to providing nourishing food whenever and wherever it is needed.

1 in 11

Coloradans are
experiencing hunger

1 in 9

Wyomingites are experiencing hunger

1 in 4

people experiencing
hunger are children

THE NEED FOR FOOD IS GROWING,
BUT OUR CAPACITY IS LIMITED.

In our current facility, we hit our capacity in 2014. But our neighbors and partners rely on Food Bank of the Rockies to provide nutritious food as the need increases. With a growing population, rising costs, and cuts to government support, that need won’t diminish soon. Greater capacity could help us nourish our neighbors experiencing food insecurity more efficiently.

More people are being forced to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table.

— ERIN PULLING
CEO, FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES
ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO’S 1A

Millions of pounds of food distributed

If we hope to serve our communities while preparing for the future,
Food Bank of the Rockies needs to invest in a bigger,
purpose-built facility.
That’s why we’re launching Fulfilled: a Building for Our Future.

FULL CUPBOARDS. FULL PLATES. FULL LIVES.
FULFILLED.

OUR VISION IS ABOUT PEOPLE: creating greater, more equitable opportunities for the families and communities we serve.

BETTER FOOD

Our goal isn’t simply to distribute as much food as possible — it’s to nourish people with fresh produce, to offer meals that reflect a community’s cultural heritage, and to meet the needs of growing children and aging adults.

BETTER PARTNERSHIPS

We serve 800+ Hunger Relief Partners across Colorado and Wyoming. A larger, purpose-built facility will help us take an enormous burden off their shoulders so they can address the root causes of poverty and food insecurity.

BETTER OPERATIONS

More dock doors and storage space will expand our savings from food purchasing exponentially, resulting in millions of dollars in passed-on savings that our Hunger Relief Partners can invest in their communities. A new facility will additionally allow triple the number of daily volunteers, ensuring we can accomplish even more for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Capital Campaign Images6

BETTER FUTURE

Although feeding people is incredibly important, we recognize that hunger is a symptom of a larger societal problem — one that we’re tackling in a number of ways. Expanding our workforce development program, providing meeting space for our Hunger Relief Partners, and expanding purchases of fresh produce from local farmers are some of the goals we can accomplish in a new facility.

GROWING FOR GOOD

With your support, we can greatly expand our ability to answer the challenge of hunger in our region.

We’re helping young people from low-income rural areas change their life trajectory to become successful, productive adults, and we can’t do any of that if they’re hungry. We used to go to our local grocery store and buy produce every week, but with Food Bank of the Rockies’ bulk buying power and the free produce delivered to our doorstep, it makes our job 10,000 times easier.

— JODI WALKER
FOUNDER/CEO, KIDS AT THEIR BEST
FORT MORGAN, CO

3x

More volunteer capacity

50%

More fresh produce

2x

More cold food storage space

Facility Outcomes

3x

More volunteer capacity

67%

Increase in food storage capacity

50%

More fresh produce

5x

More kids meals

2x

More cold food storage space

300%

More Culturally Responsive Food distributed by 2028

67%

Increase in food storage capacity

5x

More kids meals

300%

More Culturally Responsive Food distributed by 2028

LEARN MORE

VIEW THE FACILITY FLOORPLANS

PRELIMINARY PROJECT BUDGET
December 2023

 
 Revenue Sources Goal*
 Community Support & Reserves $50,000,000 
Net Proceeds from Sale of Current Building $10,000,000
New Market Tax Credits $10,000,0000
Total $70,000,000

Project Expenses Cost*
Building Construction
includes core & shell, improvements,
& site work
$42,000,000
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment
includes warehouse equipment
$13,000,000
Land Acquisiton $7,000,000
Related Project Costs
includes architecture, construction management,
campaign expenses, & environmental review
$5,000,000
Contingencies $3,000,000
Total $70,000,000

* All figures rounded to nearest $1,000,000

JOIN US

Every day, generous donors like you help us realize our vision of nourishing our community.
Join us and help ensure that all of our neighbors have full cupboards, full plates, and full lives.
Learn more by contacting us at  fulfilled@foodbankrockies.org.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Christine Benero
Mark Cornetta
Jennifer Evans
Andi Freyer
Cal Fulenwider
Raju Patel

THANK YOU TO FULFILLED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS

Individual Donors

Daniel and Carolyn Ball
Nick and Niki Benham
Jim and Kim Bolt
Christina and Marshall Bowen
Errol and Laura Brown
Sean and Angela Choi
Mark and Lori Cornetta
Aditi Desai
Jennifer Evans and JW Postal
Charles and Karen Farver
The Fulenwider Family
Reid and Kelly Galbraith
Kelly and Sharon Green
Randy and Gwenn Hertel
Martin and Carol Hidalgo
Martha King
Steve and Annie Kullberg
Jennifer and Joel Lackey
Heather MacKendrick Costa and Derek Costa
Nick and Penny Morris
Melissa Osse and Family
Jack and Holly Pargeon
Andrea Wescott Passman and Steve Kenney
Raju and Lisa Patel
Bart and Aurika Pugh
Erin and Rich Pulling
Estate of Wallace Rice
Mark and Marianne Rinehart
Emily and Cody Schlager
Tiffany Todd and Jonathan Ferrell
Michael and Lisa Tousignant
Douglas and Alice Wilhelm
Anonymous

Institutional Donors

CoBank
Google
JJP Family Foundation

In-Kind Donors

9News
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
CAA ICON
Chamberlin Architects