From Our Editors
In 1978, when Food Bank of the Rockies (then called Colorado Food Clearing House) was founded, it operated out of a 900-square foot schoolroom in Northwest Denver. The organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor. Since then, it has distributed more than 570 million pounds of food, feeding people all across northern Colorado. Now operating out of multiple warehouses, in partnership with a network of 800 hunger-relief programs, Food Bank of the Rockies provides more than 121,000 meals every day to children, seniors, and families facing hunger. It delivers these meals to schoolchildren who might otherwise endure long weekends without food, delivers groceries to homebound seniors, and maintains a mobile pantry to get nutritious food to people in rural areas.