Charity ReviewIssued: September 2016 Expires: September 2018
Food Bank of the Rockies
Standards for Charity Accountability
Food Bank of the Rockies meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
[To] help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.
Incorporated: 1978 in CO
Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) distributes food and meals through partner relief agencies and direct service programs in the Rocky Mountain Region. Through its Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope program, FBR’s member agencies provide food and essentials to Northern Colorado hunger relief agencies of many sizes, ranging from small faith-based food pantries to large charities serving hundreds of clients daily. Member agencies contribute a small Agency Support Fee to cover transportation and warehouse expenses, but do not purchase donated products. According to the organization, in 2015, 793 agencies were supported through the hunger relief programs of Food Bank of the Rockies.
Food Bank of the Rockies’ Nutrition Network Division offers several programs to provide nourishment to the hungry in the community, including children and seniors. Kids Cafe is a meal program designed for children at risk of hunger. Free hot meals are prepared in the organization’s community kitchen and provided after school and during the summer. Totes of Hope - Children provides children with food to sustain them over the weekend when school is not in session. Children take home totes filled with food items, which is the main food source on Saturday and Sunday for many of the children. FBR’s Totes of Hope - Seniors program provides eligible seniors with a monthly food box consisting of non-perishable foods to supplement their diets. Nutrition education and recipes are also included in the food boxes. According to the organization, in 2015, Food Bank of the Rockies supported nourishment for the community by providing 217,392 Totes of Hope to children and 12,667 Totes of Hope to seniors.
Through its Table Food Rescue Program, FBR sends refrigerated trucks to retail establishments, including grocers, restaurants, and caterers, each weekday to collect unserved excess products, which has been frozen, refrigerated, or safely stored. Standards are maintained with professional food handling when freezing and picking up donations. FBR transports products to its warehouse and hunger-relief programs serving meals. FBR’s Mobile Pantry Program brings food directly to communities where more food assistance is needed. Distribution locations are determined by community assessments and county poverty numbers. According to the organization, in 2015, 51 sites in rural and urban areas, as well as the Western Slope and Wyoming, were served by Food Bank of the Rockies’ Mobile Pantry.
Board Chair: Mr. Jon Tandler, Member Business Affiliation: Sherman & Howard, LLC
CEO: Mr. Kevin Seggelke, President & CEO
Board Size: 21
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 2.59%
Fundraising events, billboards and Internet appeals.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Food Bank of the Rockies Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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