Food Bank of the Rockies

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Culturally Responsive Food Initiative

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Immigrants, Newcomers, Refuges
Native Americans

Description

The Culturally Responsive Food Initiative (CRFI) aims to overcome barriers of access experienced by clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through the program, Food Bank of the Rockies strives to equitably source and distribute as many culturally responsive foods to as many people as possible

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Evidence of Program's Success

Culturally relevant foods began to be available to clients during the 2020 holiday season and immediately garnered an enthusiastic response. Nubia Saenz, a community engagement volunteer, said that December's mobile pantry in Fort Morgan, Colorado, was extra special because the boxes included masa, tortillas, beans, and rice. "This area is very dominantly Hispanic, so during the holidays it is always such a huge blessing to have [ingredients to make] tamales," she said. "To tailor these boxes to the community we're in is a huge, huge advantage [for clients]. It brings a sense of home."

Food for Kids

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Children (3 -12 years)

Description

We provide fresh, nutritious foods to children through our afterschool and summer programs, Totes of Hope®, and other efforts aimed at giving growing minds and bodies what they need to succeed.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We hear remarks from teachers, school psychologists, and caregivers about the importance of this program that ensures children have access to nutritious food throughout the week and over the weekend.

Hunger Relief Partner Network

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

On the front lines of hunger, we team up with more than 800 Hunger Relief Partners across the region including food pantries and other hunger-relief organizations deeply committed to supporting the most vulnerable in their communities. By partnering with these organizations, we're able to combine the efficiency of scale with the effectiveness and engagement of a local agency.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In FY20, we leveraged fundraising to share more than $4 million (and counting) in credits toward purchased food costs, waived partnership fees, and secured and dispersed capacity-building funds. Fortifying partners' efforts ensures that our entire network is strong, resilient, and able to meet these challenging times head-on.

Mobile Pantries

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Families
Parents

Description

Need isn't always conveniently located, so Food Bank of the Rockies deploys around 70 Mobile Pantries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. These big, refrigerated trucks set up wherever they're needed and volunteers distribute food and necessities. Each year, our Mobile Pantries provide millions of pounds of food to under-supported areas.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"The food - especially the fresh fruit and vegetables and baby food - helps us so much, especially as groceries have gotten so expensive," said Elvira. "My oldest child is 16 years old and is always hungry. My mother lives with us, too, and this makes it possible to have full meals together. We are very thankful for the Food Bank and how it helps us." Elvira regularly attends our mobile pantry food distribution in Rifle, CO, with her mother and children to get food and, when available, diapers.

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