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Denver, CO, Dec. 8, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Food Bank of the Rockies and KeyBank announced at an event this week at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park that KeyBank will be available at a mobile pantry hosted by Food Bank of the Rockies $450,000 in grants.
Since its founding in 1978, the Food Bank of the Rockies has been a leader in the fight against hunger. Serving roughly half of Colorado and all of Wyoming, the organization provides food and other essentials to more than 800 hunger relief partners and through signature programs like its more than 70 monthly mobile food pantries .
The KeyBank grant will help the Food Bank of the Rockies purchase fresh, nutritious produce and additional culturally responsive food for partners to serve the community through the Culturally Responsive Food Program, which affects approximately 10,000 families in the Denver metropolitan area each year. Over the next three years, the Food Bank of the Rockies plans to expand the program with 10-20 hunger relief partners and its 70+ mobile pantries, serving approximately 30,000 households.
Mike Katz, President of KeyBank’s Colorado Market, said, “The work that Rockies Food Bank is doing through the Culturally Responsive Food Initiative will change lives in our community by providing nutritious food and training hunger relief partners serving the food insecure .” . “KeyBank is proud to help expand this meaningful community initiative over the next three years.”
In addition to food distribution, the Culturally Sensitive Food Initiative provides hunger relief partners with an inclusive capacity-building program that includes best practices and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for agency staff and volunteers Training, and implementation plans for operational change and capacity building projects, and complete a six-month progress report detailing participation in the program.
“Inflation is now at a 40-year high and is hitting the Rockies Food Bank’s budget with some staples 70% more expensive than last year. We spend $1.3 million a month feeding our starving neighbors.” $ or more to buy food — more than three times pre-COVID spending,” said Erin Pulling, president and CEO of the Food Bank of the Rockies. “Thanks to the generosity of companies like KeyBank, we are able to meet the growing need. Their gifts will help advance our Culturally Responsive Food Initiative and allow us to distribute food to our diverse communities while respecting their needs and preferences. We are grateful for KeyBank’s inspiring support in meeting hunger challenges in our communities.”
During the Rockies Food Bank Mobile Pantry, volunteers from KeyBank distributed corn husks, masa flour, pork, chiles, fresh produce and more to ensure families had ingredients for their tamales during the Navidad festival. “It helps a lot to have ingredients for tamales, especially now that prices are so high. Sometimes it’s hard to find things in stores, especially now…I’m so happy to have ingredients for tamales. We’ll have them on our table Food. I bought 12 tamales for Thanksgiving and they were small and they cost $35! A lot. So that helps,” said Estela Michel, a food box recipient from Aurora, Colorado.
Download photos of the check demo and mobile food distribution here: https://foodbankrockies.canto.com/v/KeyBankCRFI/allfiles?from_main_library&viewIndex=0
About the Rockies Food Bank
The Food Bank of the Rockies is the largest hunger relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. Since 1978, we’ve harnessed the power of the community to serve our neighbors in need. through partnerships. through the program. through people. through you. Everything we do is supported by the community and donors, with 96 cents of every dollar going directly to distribution. With the support of our community, we distribute enough food for more than 178,000 meals every day. For more information, visit foodbankrockies.org.
KeyCorp’s history dates back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the largest banking financial services companies in the United States, with assets of approximately $190.1 billion as of September 30, 2022. Key provides deposit, loan, cash management and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states through a network of approximately 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 automated teller machines under the name of the KeyBank National Association. Key also provides middle market companies in selected industries in the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name with a wide range of complex corporate and investment banking products, such as mergers and acquisitions advice, public and private debt and equity, syndicated and derivatives. For more information, Please visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is a member of the FDIC.
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KeyCorp’s history dates back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the largest bank-based financial services companies in the United States, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion as of March 31, 2021. Key provides deposits, loans, cash management and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 countries through a network of approximately 1,100 branches and more than 1,400 ATMs, operating in the states as the KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a wide range of complex corporate and investment banking products, such as mergers and acquisitions advice, public and private debt and equity, syndicated and derivatives, to middle market companies in selected industries in the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, please visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is a member of the FDIC.
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