Food Bank of the Rockies

November 2022


Holiday Meals for All

The holidays are a time for family and friends, food and traditions, and reminiscing about the past and hoping for a bright future. But for many people, the holidays can also be a time of challenges. That is especially true this year thanks to inflation, which is making everything from food and fuel to warm clothing and utility bills cost significantly more now than it did this time last year.
Here at Food Bank of the Rockies, even with the bulk discounts and donations from partners we receive, sourcing traditional American Thanksgiving food items — including turkeys, stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, gravy, and instant potatoes — has cost an average of 25% more in 2022 than 2021. Likewise, sourcing ingredients for traditional Navidad feasts — including corn husks, masa flour, ground pork and beef, dried chiles, and black and pinto beans — has cost an average of 11% more.
For the average consumer, those prices at the stores are likely even higher.
To help as many of our neighbors as possible get the foods they want and need for the holidays, we are partnering with places like Volunteers of America and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department to provide them with food to distribute to their communities. Every year, we start sourcing food for the holidays months in advance to ensure we get high-quality items as affordably as possible to facilitate these distributions — which anyone can access at no cost to them. You helped make that possible with your generosity over the last year, and we are so thankful for you. 
Learn more about ways to support Food Bank of the Rockies and all of our neighbors this holiday season here.

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9Cares Colorado Shares 2022

9NEWS invites you to help our neighbors facing hunger this holiday season by taking part in the 9Cares Colorado Shares Holiday Drive! The first $50,000 in gifts will be matched by Bellco Credit Union, so your matched $25 donation will help provide enough food for 150 meals to families in need, right here in our community. Visit this link, scan the QR Code, donate when shopping at your local King Soopers, or join us on 9NEWS for the 9Cares Colorado Shares Telethon on November 17. Thank you for supporting your neighbors through 9Cares Colorado Shares, and thank you to 9News, King Soopers, and Bellco Credit Union for their support!

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