Food Bank of the Rockies

July 2022


Nourishing Neighbors with the Bounty of Summer

Summer is the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. At Food Bank of the Rockies, we always prioritize sourcing and distributing as much nourishing, fresh produce to our Hunger Relief Partners as possible in order to give our neighbors facing hunger the nourishing food they need to thrive. Starting in June 2021, we put an even larger emphasis on this mission by launching our FRESH Program, which provides partners with an average of more than 790,800 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products at no cost every month.

In fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30, Food Bank of the Rockies sourced and distributed over 9.5 million pounds of produce through FRESH — a huge milestone, and a large step toward our goal of eventually providing our partners with 1.2 million pounds of fresh produce and dairy products at no cost every month. Even more exciting is the fact that of that 9.5 million pounds, over 2.2 million pounds was locally grown: a win-win for supporting our local agricultural partners and fulfilling the nutritional needs of our neighbors facing hunger.

To learn more about two of our local agricultural partners, Talbott Farms and Spring Born, check out this recent blog post. To support our mission of providing fresh, nourishing food to everyone who needs it, please consider donating today.

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“I love volunteering because of the camaraderie. We love doing it and it's fun to see the families get the food they need.” - Susan, a mobile pantry volunteer

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

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Feeding Families All Summer Long

To ensure the kids who need food have access to it during the summer, Kiwanis Club of Columbine members volunteer at mobile pantries every week throughout Jefferson County.

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Dedicated to Helping Others

For over 10 years, Lana Lopes has organized the Colorado Community Church mobile pantry, distributing food to 120+ families and providing meals to 350+ children twice monthly.

August is Make-a-Will Month!

National Make-a-Will Month is the perfect time to make or update your estate plan! We would be honored to help you make a charitable plan that provides for the people and causes you care about. For questions or more information about planned giving, contact Major and Planned Giving Manager Laurie Hagerman at or visit

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Food Bank of the Rockies

10700 E. 45th AVE | Denver, CO 80239