Are Your Clients Receiving Fresh Fruits and Veggies?
Food Bank of the Rockies, our mission is to ensure hungry people receive nutritious, satisfying meals. We have abundant produce, bread, and dairy items
to make this possible! Help us help clients by providing healthy, fresh
produce; delicious bread; and nutrient-dense dairy.
to current USDA guidelines, an average adults needs 3 cups of vegetables, 2
cups of fruit, and 3-4 ounces of grains daily. You can help your clients reach
these nutrition guidelines by distributing more healthy produce and grains! FBR
has several programs to help you do that:
1) The Fresh Food Center has
bread, produce, and dairy available for FREE every day. Come 20 minutes before
your order pickup time, or Monday-Thursday from 12-3:30pm and Friday from
2) The PUSH program involves
agencies picking up full pallets of
produce at FBR warehouse. If you serve a large client base, and can distribute
full pallets of produce (~2000 lbs), this program is for you! Please note that
smaller agencies may also split pallets between them as long as all are FBR
partner agencies. Contact Agency Relations at 303-375-5850 or email@example.com
have also been lucky enough to be receiving large donations of bread items!
Feel free to give your clients multiple bread items to be sure they can achieve
proper nutrition levels!
more information about nutrition guidelines, what portion sizes look like, and
recipe and cooking ideas, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Educate Your Clients with this FREE App!
is designed for clients using food assistance and offers them easy-to-use,
affordable recipes for the most common produce items typically found at food
pantries. Using Veggiebook encourages clients to select fresh, healthy
produce by helping them become familiar with ways to prepare it. If you're
interested in hosting this training model at your pantry please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of
this pilot program
Do you run an afterschool program for
Apply for CACFP under FBR’s
Food Bank of the Rockies offers an
assortment of nutritious food for qualified neighborhoods through the Child and
Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Returning sites received an application via email in July.
If interested or have questions, please contact Brandy Webb at 303-375-5862 or
apply online 2018-2019
Accuracy is Critical for TEFAP
and CSFP Partners
you receive your commodities, please review the invoice very carefully. Discrepancies should be reported within 24
hours of receipt. You can fax
(720-473-6328) or email Daniel Martinez at email@example.com. We want to make sure you're
receiving everything you're expecting. This also ensures your inventory and
ours is correct and that
makes us all happy.
Esparza Heads to Denver Public Schools & Welcome Charita Goodlow!
We're sad to say goodbye to our friend, and co-worker, Rosie Esparza. Rosie
was with Food Bank of the Rockies for a little over 10 years and recently accepted
a position with Denver Public Schools. She'll be able to work where her
kids attend school. We wish her well in her new position.
And join us for a warm welcome to Charita Goodlow, FBR's newest Customer Service Representative. Charita is excited to be with Food Bank of the Rockies and you'll find her greeting our
partners at the agency order window. She previously worked as a customer
service representative for Comcast and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from Esscofier in Boulder. She enjoys hiking, traveling and loves her grandma and her
3 year old daughter. In her spare time, Charita loves to bake! We're delighted she's joined our programs department.
note the changes in our order and pick-up schedule in August.
will be closed on August 31st for month-end inventory
note: FBR will be closed September 3rd for Labor Day.
**Closures may not apply to
Nutrition Network Partners
Any orders that does not follow
this timeline will be rejected.
have any questions, please contact any Agency Relations staff member at
303.371.9250 (ext. 215, 218, or 220) or via email at
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