Fighting hunger with Food Bank of the Rockies

Dec 04, 2014

Hunger is a persistent problem across the country, and Colorado is no exception. In a joint op-ed published in The Denver Post, Bank of America Colorado President Jodi Rolland and Food Bank of the Rockies CEO and President Kevin Seggelke told the story of Delores. Delores suffers from a bone disease and her husband is going blind. Two of her three young children have serious medical conditions. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps provide the family with meals.

Unfortunately, the story of Delores and her family is just one of many. Nearly 14 percent of households in Colorado face food insecurity, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report from 2013. “Although the economy is improving, it’s not happening for everyone,” Rolland and Seggelke wrote in the Post. “From 2009-2013, for example, there was a 50 percent increase in the number of households receiving nutrition assistance from the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.”

Bank of America supports Food Bank of the Rockies in its efforts to provide food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs and 411,000 people in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado annually. In October, volunteers from the bank gathered at the Food Bank to help prepare and package meals during Bank of America Merrill Lynch Family Volunteer Night.

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