Food is our first name. Food is our first priority.
Nourishing our communities starts with nourishing their bodies. Nearly 60% of the food we distribute comes from generous, large-scale donations provided by retailers, wholesalers, farmers, and the food industry. We partner with organizations big and small to reduce food waste and source high quality, nutritious food. We are also able to transform every $1 generated from community-driven Virtual Fundraisers to help distribute enough food for 3 nourishing meals thanks to our multitude of partnerships, robust purchasing power, and bulk pricing.
Holiday Food Drives
As the temperature drops, we know many of you want to share the comfort and warmth of food and traditions with your neighbors. For every dollar that’s donated, Food Bank of the Rockies can help turn that into enough food for three meals for the community. Consider hosting a virtual food drive and spread the joy of giving back across your network of family, friends, and colleagues.
If giving food is the way you choose to share this holiday season, please attend one of the food drives listed below. Canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta, and other shelf-stable, non-perishable, and nutritious food items make great donations. (Please note that we are unable to accept damaged or expired items and food packaged in glass.)
Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at King Soopers (13525 Quebec Street, Thornton, CO 80602)
Do All You Can Food Drive with the Colorado Avalanche and Kroenke Sports Charities in partnership with King Soopers
Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at King Soopers (14967 Candelas Parkway, Arvada, CO 80007):
Do All You Can Food Drive with the Denver Nuggets and Kroenke Sports Charities in partnership with King Soopers
November 8 through 10 at Walmart Supercenter (6675 Business Center Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130):
Hope for All – Fill the Truck! presented by 98.5 KYGO and Walmart
Host a Fundraiser.
Bringing together your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers for a common cause is a wonderful way to help your community. To make your efforts as impactful as possible, consider hosting a Virtual Food Drive. It’s just like a traditional food drive, except instead of collecting food you collect funds (which then let us buy more food for a better price!).
Virtual Fundraiser vs. Physical Food Drives: Which is Best to Feed Our Neighbors?
While we will always appreciate donations of any type and amount, the truth is that compared to physical food drives, virtual fundraisers help provide immensely more food for our neighbors experiencing hunger.
It all boils down to quantity. While a generous food donation of several grocery bags full of nourishing food would help feed a few people, a donation of, say, $20 would allow us to distribute enough food for 60 entire meals. That’s a lot of food — way more than any one of us could buy ourselves at the store.
We’re able to distribute so much more food to our community with each dollar donated thanks to our multitude of partnerships, robust purchasing power, large-scale donations, and bulk pricing. Additionally, there’s very little manpower required with virtual fundraisers. Rather than requiring the manpower and capacity of staff members and volunteers like physical food donations, virtual fundraisers allow our skilled sourcing team to procure the exact foods our community members want and need to thrive. That means more fresh produce, more culturally respectful items, more specialty holiday foods, and more items that have become out of reach for so many people due to record-high inflation and supply chain issues.
Will we still gratefully accept food donations? Of course (and thank you!). However, there’s no comparison when it comes to which type of drive provides more for our community: Virtual fundraisers are the way to help nourish as many neighbors as possible all year long.
Donations from the food industry.
We welcome ongoing partnerships and individual large-scale donations from organizations in and around the food industry. Food donations made in good faith are covered by the Good Samaritan Law and could entitle you to a tax deduction. Some of our food industry partners include: