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Food Bank of the Rockies

We help hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through our programs and partner agencies.

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Totes of Hope

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Description

Children in need throughout our service area receive a tote with 9 - 10 pounds of groceries to take home for the weekend.

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Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

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

Description

This is FBR's central food distribution program. FBR partners with more than 500 partner agencies who administer hunger relief programs in Northern Colorado, Metro Denver and the entire state of Wyoming. Many clients are working one, sometimes multiple jobs to make ends meet and many still don't make enough to pay for basic necessities like food. Almost half the food we distribute feeds children. FBR's programs and partner agencies distributed enough food to provide more than 134,000 meals each day.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In FY'16 FBR distributed the equivalent of more than 131,000 meals per day.

FBR's Mobile Pantry Program

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

FBR's ability to meet the ongoing demand for emergency food relies on the execution of sustainable programs, run efficiently and effectively. One proven method for food distribution is a Mobile Pantry program. Mobile Pantries can deliver 7,500 pounds or more of food per stop, including perishables, to temporary feeding sites set up at schools, churches and or community centers. FBR utilizes its Mobile Pantries in both urban neighborhoods and rural areas where more help is needed.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Food Bank of the Rockies meets a requirement to serve sufficient meals per person in poverty as defined by Feeding America. We are currently meeting or exceeding this requirement in every county we serve.

FBR's Nutrition Network

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

FBR's Nutrition Network
On in six children in Colorado live in food insecure households. Sadly, children and seniors are often the most vulnerable to hunger. Seniors living on fixed incomes often struggle to afford daily nutrition and are sometimes forced to choose to pay for medicine or rent and go without food altogether. Children who lack proper nutrition can suffer from impaired cognitive development and social problems that could potentially last a lifetime. FBR's Nutrition Network includes our Kids Cafe, Summer Lunches, and Totes for Hope-Children and and USDA Senior box programs. Combined, these programs provided more than 1 million meals and snacks for food insecure seniors and children.

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Evidence of Program's Success

FBR's Nutrition Network is increasing food access for seniors and children who need it most.

Food Rescue Program

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

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

Description

FBR's Food Rescue Program prevents millions of pounds of nutritious food from ending up in landfills. Our refrigerated trucks safely pick up perishable food - fresh produce, meat and dairy, as well as nonperishable food no longer wanted from local retailers and caterers throughout the city. The food is inspected and re-boxed for distribution to clients through our partner agencies.

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Evidence of Program's Success

FBR continues to add new sources and additional pounds to this program.

Government-Subsidized Food Programs

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Since October 2004, the states of Colorado and Wyoming have contracted with FBR to distribute government food commodities to those in need in several counties through two government programs: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP- Colorado and Wyoming) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP-Colorado only). This partnership has been extremely successful and has allowed FBR to provide needed hunger relief to thousands of new clients while increasing the nutritional value of these supplemental food programs. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We continue to distribute and reach out to eligible participants as we are able through the USDA's requirements.

Volunteers

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
General Public/Unspecified
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The backbone of FBR, volunteers assist in all aspects of operations. Donating more than 121,000 hours last year - the equivalent of 58 full-time employees. Volunteers come from all walks of life - church, youth, school, corporate and community groups, retirees, and others who want to help. Some of our most dedicated volunteers "work" at the Food Bank four or five days per week. Our volunteers have been recognized for their dedication through the Jefferson Award, the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award, 7 Everyday Hero Award and the Dannon Strike-Out Hunger Award. We also celebrate our volunteers by recognizing a volunteer of the month, volunteer birthdays and hosting a yearly volunteer banquet and barbeque.

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Evidence of Program's Success

More than 23,000 volunteers contribute their time!

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