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April 2022

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Bringing More Fresh Food to More People

Our core mission at Food Bank of the Rockies is to provide the communities we serve with equitable, dignified access to food. Moreover, we want to provide our clients with food they recognize and enjoy.

We have implemented several new programs specifically designed to achieve these goals, including our Culturally Responsive Food Initiative (CRFI), FRESH, and a brand-new pilot program launching this summer that involves purchasing high-quality produce from food hubs across Colorado and delivering it directly to rural partners who previously have had difficulty accessing fresh food.

Another way we strive to provide fresh, culturally respectful produce to clients is by teaming up with local agricultural partners. One such partner is Colorado State University’s Western Colorado Research Center. On average, the research center harvests around 90,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables for us to distribute to our Hunger Relief Partners every year. Last year, they went one step further and collaborated with us on CRFI produce, growing tomatillos, cilantro, and hot peppers in response to client requests.

We are always looking for new opportunities to connect with the communities we serve, and to provide the most nutrient-rich, nourishing food possible to our clients. Continue reading to learn more about our partnership with CSU’s Western Colorado Research Center, and stay tuned for more stories about additional partnerships with growers across our service area.

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“My favorite part about volunteering is seeing that people are getting their needs fulfilled. It’s very important.” - Bill, a volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies’ Western Slope Distribution Center

Want to help your community? Sign up for a volunteer shift today.

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Helpful Tips & Insights for First-Time Volunteers

Thinking about volunteering with Food Bank of the Rockies? We’d love to have you! Check out our guide for first-time volunteers below, and we hope to see you soon.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Helping people achieve self-sufficiency is part of our mission, which is why we actively assist clients in applying for SNAP. Learn more about this important program below.

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Food Bank of the Rockies Golf Classic 2022 at Sanctuary

Help ensure every child in our community has the nourishing food they need to thrive by participating in the 2022 Food Bank of the Rockies Golf Classic at Sanctuary! Taking place August 9 at the prestigious Sanctuary Golf Course, your generosity will support vital programs directly benefiting kids. Learn more at foodbankrockies.org/get-involved/events/golf-classic-2022.

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