Food Safety & Civil Rights Certification Must
be Completed by September 13th
Food Bank of the Rockies
University offers these courses FREE!
Safety & Civil Rights Courses are available online. Completion of these
courses is required annually for all active partners of Food Bank
of the Rockies across all of our programs.
After you have completed the self-paced course, you will take a short
multiple-choice test. A score of
80% is required to pass and be compliant. Once you’ve passed, print
your certificate for your records. There is no need to send us a copy; we
have access to the names of all with passing scores.
These courses fulfill
USDA and Feeding America requirements and help ensure the
safety and health of those consuming food product distributed by Food Bank of
the Rockies and our partners. We feel so strongly about
theses trainings that our staff also completes them annually.
instructions & required courses, click here to
begin. If you are a new user, remember
to sign up as an Agency Employee or Volunteer so
we may capture your completion of these courses correctly.
If you have
questions regarding the requirements or have difficulty accessing the online
courses, please contact your Food Bank of the Rockies’ programs representative.
Offers Benefits, Insights and the Chance to Go Paperless!
preferred provider for Feeding America® Service Insights initiative, provides
network food banks with a guiding framework for responsible and effective data
collection and helps improve programs serving our community. Have more services
and programs than a food bank? Great!
Link2Feed allows you to track all your programs FREE: meals, vouchers, clothing
If you offer
TEFAP, you could go paperless with Link2Feed.
To move to paperless, your site has to have been using Link2Feed for 4-5
weeks and TEFAP paper logs must match what is on Link2Feed. An audit will be
completed by one of our outreach representatives and if approved, we’ll provide
your organization with a signature pen.
Sign up for a
training and access to this valuable tool and resource, at no cost to you! If you are a partner outside the metro area
and are interested in training, please reach out if you’re interested or have
To sign up
for Link2Feed training for your program, click here.
questions about Link2Feed and what it can do for your program? Contact Dominica
Gonzalez at 303-375-5818, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you run an afterschool program for children?
Apply for CACFP under Food Bank of the Rockies’ sponsorship!
Food Bank of the Rockies offers an assortment of nutritious food
for qualified neighborhoods through the Child and Adult Care Food Program
interested or have questions, please contact Brandy Webb at 303-375-5862 or
institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Partner Up for Food
Donations with a Starbucks near You!
Are you interested
in providing tasty snacks and packaged items to your clients from
Starbucks? Sign up to pick up food
donations from Starbucks stores in your area. We still have several Starbucks
in Thornton, Westminster, Cherry Creek,
and south Denver that would like to donate to our partners located near
them. We ask that participants commit to picking up at least 3 times per week
and from more than one store. We can provide all the gear you’ll need to make
it happen. Check out the requirements and details here.
If you are
interested or would just like to learn more, please reach out to Suzi Casillas
Practices for your Program
Maintaining food safety standards for storing and handling product
is crucial for protecting the health of the clients you serve. The Food and
Drug Administration estimates that 48 million illnesses, 128,000
hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths occur from food borne illnesses in the U.S.
each year. Not only is maintaining food safety standards important to protect
our clients, but it is the law.
Here are some very important things your agency should have in
place and/or monitor:
- Safe Storage Practices
- Safe Transport Practices
- Product Code Dates
- Temperature, Pest Control, & Cleaning Logs
Please review these best practices in Section IX of our Partner
Agency Best Practice Manual here.