Fighting hunger with Food Bank of the Rockies

Hunger is a persistent problem across the country, and Colorado is no exception.

In Denver, 1 in 7 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and over half of those are children.

That’s why for years, Bank of America has supported Food Bank of the Rockies. The food bank’s goal is to make food security a reality for every Colorado family, and they work toward this by working with partner agencies around the region. Through a central warehouse, the organization provides food and essentials to more than 500 hunger-relief programs in Colorado as well as the entire state of Wyoming.

Bank of America supports Food Bank of the Rockies in its efforts to provide food and supplies to these vital programs through grants and volunteer events every year. As part of the national Give A Meal initiative each fall, for every $1 donated to Food Bank of the Rockies, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has committed to giving $2 more. So far, the initiative in partnership with Feeding America has given over 29 million meals nationwide.

And a few years ago, Bank of America Colorado President Jodi Rolland and Food Bank of the Rockies CEO and President Kevin Seggelke published a joint op/ed in The Denver Post, highlighting the urgency of feeding the hungry.

“Although the economy is improving, it’s not happening for everyone,” Rolland and Seggelke wrote in the Post. “Using all of our connections … we can support efforts to help Denver grow and thrive by fighting hunger and putting our friends and neighbors on the path to long-term financial stability.”

Through the Give a Meal initiative, Bank of America and Feeding America – and its network of 200 member food banks – have provided 100 million meals to families in need over the last four years.

7/10/2017


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