We are excited to announce that as part of our support for Food Bank of Rockies this quarter, we are hosting a Virtual Food Drive again this year. FBR indicated to us that one of the best ways to support and serve their mission of helping hungry men, women and children in Colorado is by hosting a virtual food drive.
Since Food Bank of the Rockies has greater purchasing power and a network of wholesale, retail, farm and ranch donors, they are able to do so much more with monetary donations. In fact, did you know that only 3% of the food that FBR distributes come from actual physical food drives? We also learned that for every $1.00 donation they receive they are able to provide 4 meals to a hungry person in need. We would love to support our fellow Coloradans in need (and of course Food Bank of the Rockies) by raising $500.00 by the end of September. Please join us in helping and providing for men, women and children who are uncertain from where their next meal will come.
Sadly, with the current Covid-19 crisis, critical service providers, such as Food Bank of the Rockies, are needed now, more than ever before. Food Bank of the Rockies’ will continue operations through this crisis. Since mid-March, Food Bank of the Rockies has seen an entirely new level of food insecurity in our communities. They have provided millions of pounds to thousands of people throughout Colorado and Wyoming.They are are serving many people who have lost their jobs and are facing food insecurity for the first time. More than 30 percent of the people they’re serving report never needing food assistance before this crisis, and families who were already vulnerable have found themselves in dire need.
They’re distributing more than 4 million pounds of nutritious food each month across the region. Overall their food distribution is now up 90% from just 3 months ago!
If you are interested in learning more about Food Bank of the Rockies, or how RSS is partnering with them as our Charity of the Quarter, please read our prior blog post posted earlier in July or simply visit their website directly. We will keep you updated on additional opportunities to participate with us over the next couple of months. Our agency looks forward to partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies, supporting their organization, and promoting their mission in Colorado. Thank you so much for your help and support!
CLICK HERE to make a donation to Food Bank of the Rockies.