Thank you for making a difference for neighbors facing hunger during this crisis.
Over the past few weeks our community, our partners, and our organization have persevered through unprecedented challenges. Food Bank of the Rockies has restructured the way we operate to ensure that we and our food pantry partners on the frontlines are able to meet the increasing demand, while preparing for what we anticipate will be ongoing need in coming months. Here are just a few examples of the impact you have made possible during this crisis:
Despite food shortages and food cost increases, we have leveraged new relationships and food sources to increase food procurement and distribution by more than 40%.
Through drive-through distributions and partner food pantries, we have served more than 100,000 people in the past month alone.
From Fruita to Basalt to Burlington in Colorado, and from Gillette to Jackson in Wyoming, we have increased food distributions in hard-hit mountain communities and rural areas with some food distributions having more than quintupled the number of people being served.
More than 14,000 children no longer receiving school meals are receiving grocery boxes for their families, meals at childcare centers for essential workers, or grab-n-go meals across Colorado and Wyoming.
More than 7% of the state’s workforce have now filed for unemployment – more people last week than in all of 2019. Because you continue to support our efforts, food will be there when paychecks are gone.
Your compassion is changing lives. Our volunteers and staff can only continue our important work because of your generosity. At times like this, people rise together, and we thank you for your amazing outpouring of support.
We know things will get better. We just don’t know when. And until that time comes, Food Bank of the Rockies will be here – nourishing people facing hunger. For as long as it takes. We appreciate your continued support!
President & CEO
Food Bank of the Rockies