Racism has no place in our world.

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, From Our President and CEO, Newsy

Dear Friends,

These are incredibly difficult times with immense challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and our entire country. Amidst the backdrop of an already devastating pandemic that continues to unfold across our nation and the world, we were shocked and saddened to witness the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a tragedy preceded by too many other senseless killings of innocent Black Americans.

These injustices, followed by the peaceful demonstrations, protests, and unrest that have spread across the country, have left many of us feeling angry, scared, confused, and hopeless – as well as touching a deep yearning to join together, end racism and injustice, and love and serve others.

Racism, violence, and discrimination have no place in our world.

Food Bank of the Rockies is proud to value diversity, inclusion, and equity. We exist because of collaboration, and thrive through working across all barriers and boundaries, to ensure our community is nourished. We envision a world where our neighbors and friends are not negatively impacted by the color of their skin, where violence ends, and where long-present health and hunger issues no longer devastate the lives of so many among us.

We are committed to working alongside you to continue our important work and create long-lasting social change. Where we go from here is uncertain, but we do know that we must come together to do better for communities of color. It’s clear that we must become stronger allies and push harder for meaningful change. It won’t be easy. Personally, and as an organization, we have a long way to go.

We share this message of commitment and hope as we unite together in our shared grief, frustration, and courage, to continue building a more equitable and peaceful society. Food Bank of the Rockies is here with you today, tomorrow, and for as long as it takes.

Thank you for joining us in this important mission.

 

 

 

Erin Pulling
President & CEO
Food Bank of the Rockies

 

 

 

Patricia (Novosel) Person
Chair, Board of Directors
Food Bank of the Rockies