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 children.

“Food is a must. And for 1 in 10 Coloradans struggling with hunger, food isn’t always available,” said Michelle Barnes, Food Bank of the Rockies’ interim CEO. “Hunger doesn’t discriminate. Worrying about where to find the next meal is even higher among Colorado children; 1 in 6 live in food insecure homes. Nearly half a million people count on our food bank’s programs and partner agencies for help. The Darden Foundation’s donation will go a long way to help these families thrive.”

Food Bank of the Rockies works every day to provide nourishing food for hungry families across Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver and the Western Slope. We also serves the entire state of Wyoming. The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation.

Read the press release here.