Bellco Credit Union, a Colorado-based cooperative financial institution, has exemplified their commitment to ensuring Colorado families have the food they need by recently donating $50,000 to Food Bank of the Rockies. The announcement and check donation were made as part of a Bellco volunteer day where employees helped sort hundreds of pounds of food at the food bank’s Denver warehouse.
Bellco reached a credit union milestone of $5 billion in assets. To honor their community who helped make this achievement possible, the credit union decide to make this generous contribution.
“At Bellco, we’ve been giving back to the people of Colorado through our community support since 1936,” said Jack Pargeon, vice president and controller at Bellco Credit Union. “On behalf of our 330,000 members, we’re honored to help Food Bank of the Rockies address hunger in our state through this donation, which will help provide 200,000 meals.”
“Food Bank of the Rockies is honored to be Bellco’s charity partner and join in their celebration of this tremendous milestone. Bellco’s generous gift will help us provide 200,000 nourishing meals and immeasurable hope to people in our community who struggle with hunger. Year after year, Bellco demonstrates a true spirit of service to our community. In addition to financial support, Bellco team members serve on our Board of Directors and volunteer at our warehouse. We congratulate them on reaching $5 billion in assets and we are deeply grateful for their ongoing support to our organization,” said Erin Pulling, President & CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies
In fiscal 2019, through its direct service programs and partner agencies, Food Bank of the Rockies distributed more than 70 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 155,000 meals each day to children, seniors, and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America.