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.


We get it: Logistics can be dry and complicated. But when you purchase peanut butter by the pallet, every square foot of storage space means lower prices— and greater impact in our communities.
When staff and volunteers from local pantries arrive at our facility to select food, we immediately see the anxiety on their faces as the clock starts ticking. As one of our employees recently said, “Getting food shouldn’t feel like getting tickets to a Taylor Swift concert.” But when shelf space is lacking and loading docks are at capacity, that’s the inevitable result. Every additional loading dock and square foot of storage space will help erase that sense of scarcity.
graphic illustrating the growth in food bank volunteers

Our logistics team embraces the challenge of too little pavement and too little time for too many trucks, but when your job is a never-ending version of Tetris, you’re investing way too much energy solving the wrong kind of problem.

There’s an even bigger financial impact: In addition to all the fresh food that we

provide to our Hunger Relief Partners, we purchase products, too: For instance, in 2022, we bought 260,000 jars of peanut butter. Each jar that we provide saves our partners 37 cents—that’s nearly $100,000 in savings in peanut butter alone. If we’d had enough dock doors and storage space to receive more product, that savings would have been expanded. Multiply that savings by all of our offerings, and you’re looking at millions of dollars, a few pennies at a time—savings that our Hunger Relief Partners can invest in their communities.

Tight space limits what our volunteers can do, too. Although our volunteers essentially provide us with the equivalent of 50 additional full-time employees at no cost, we could easily generate the equivalent of another 100 full- time employees if we had a little more elbow room. It’s like a company turning away dozens of workers for lack of parking spaces. 

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.