2019 Spring Newsletter
Members Make an Impact
White Crown Federal Credit Union and our members change lives for people facing hunger. Since 2008, the credit union and our members contributed funds to provide 423,884 meals throughout Food Bank of the Rockies®! Did you know 1 in 10 people in Colorado and 1 in 6 Colorado kids struggles with hunger and food insecurity?
Every dollar Food Bank of the Rockies receives helps provide four meals for men, women and children who worry where they’ll find their next meal. Every day, they distribute enough food to provide more than 145,000 meals.
Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry program delivers food to 31 sites in urban and rural areas where extra help is needed. Their Totes of Hope® program shares groceries with children in schools serving a high percentage of free and reduced lunches so they have food over the weekend. Kids Cafe servers dinners during the school year and lunches in the summer when school meals aren’t available. Nutrition boxes for older adults prevent these vulnerable low-in-come citizens from making difficult choices between food and medicine or utilities.
Their grocery rescue program picks up more than 25 million pounds of nutritious food from local grocers, food that would otherwise be thrown away. In addition, Food Bank of the Rockies partners with more than 600 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and feeding programs in 30 Colorado counties and the entire state of Wyoming. These programs depend on the food bank for some or all of the food they distribute to their communities.
Upcoming Branch Holiday Closures
Monday, May 27
Thursday, July 4