FBR’s warehouse is the central distribution program providing food and essentials to more than 500 hunger-relief programs in Northern Colorado including Metropolitan Denver, the Eastern Plains and Western Slope as well as the entire state of Wyoming.
These hunger relief programs range from small faith based food pantries to large charities serving hundreds of clients daily. Partner Agencies may choose from a variety of available food and household items.
Helping Agencies Stretch their Funding
Agencies do not purchase donated products. To help cover our transportation and warehouse expenses, agencies do contribute a very small Agency Support Fee (ASF) for some items. The IRS permits this system if the fee is not based on the value of the product and food recipients are not charged. Last year, partner agencies contributed an average ASF of 2¢ per pound.
Fresh and Free
To encourage consumption over spoilage, fresh produce, dairy and bread are distributed free. Last year, FBR gave away millions of pounds of food with no ASF. Products donated to FBR through food drives are always distributed without a fee. No fee is ever passed on to our agencies’ clients.
FBR’s Mobile Pantries bring food directly to communities where more food assistance is needed. Our refrigerated trucks are met by a team of volunteers who help with set up and distribution. Clients receive the food based on self-declared need. Once the food is distributed, the volunteers help tear down the distribution and clean up the area. After the area is cleaned, our truck returns to the food bank. County poverty numbers and community assessments are performed by FBR staff to determine distribution locations.
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