The holidays are once again upon us, and for another year look much different than seasons past. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, and with it the uncertainty it creates, one thing remains the same: The joy that comes from spreading holiday cheer by helping our neighbors in need.
This year, 1 in 8 individuals in Colorado and Wyoming are projected to face food insecurity. In Colorado, 1 in 7 children are projected to experience hunger; in Wyoming that rate is even higher at 1 in 6 children. Struggling with hunger at any time is difficult, but can be felt even more acutely during the holidays. With so many families, children, older adults, and individuals experiencing hunger right now, your community needs your support more than ever.
Thanks to the power of donated food and our massive purchasing power, every $1 donated helps Food Bank of the Rockies distribute enough food for four meals to individuals facing food insecurity. Financial gifts of any amount help fuel our signature programs such as Totes of Hope™, our Culturally Responsive Food Initiative, and Mobile Pantries, and allow us to reach more people in more places across Colorado and Wyoming. As you reflect back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022, consider taking a moment to do good in your community and ensure that everyone has enough to eat throughout the holidays and beyond by giving back in one of these impactful ways today.