Food Bank of the Rockies is one of the Broncos' 10 flagship community partners and works to provide hunger relief through its programs and partner agencies in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver and the entire state of Wyoming.
One in every seven Coloradans worry where their next meal will come from and many find support and assistance from Food Bank of the Rockies. The Broncos are proud to support Food Bank in their work and mission.
"It's absolutely wonderful for a couple reasons," Kevin Seggelke, president and CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies, said of the partnership with the club. "We all know it's a Broncos state—always has been, always will be. I think the community really gathers around the Broncos when they're playing, and it's nice to see them helping out the community when the community needs them as well. I can tell you it means a great deal to these folks."
This past season, the Broncos supported the work of Food Bank of the Rockies by collecting food donations at each of the Broncos High School Football Games of the Week in September.
Additionally, when two-time Broncos Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and 12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey returned to Denver for his retirement ceremony in November, he joined forces with Broncos staff members to distribute Thanksgiving meals to those in need at the Food Bank of the Rockies' mobile food pantry.
Broncos staff members volunteered for the mobile pantry site with Food Bank of the Rockies distributing food and hygiene kits.
"From my perspective, there is no greater tangible impact than being out here with their mobile pantry sites and truly seeing the impact of our relationship," said Broncos Vice President of Community Development Cindy Kellogg.
In fiscal year 2014, Food Bank of the Rockies provided more than 3.7 million meals through its mobile food pantry.
The organization provides food supplies to more than 1,400 hunger-relief programs and since it opened in 1978, it has provided nearly 571 million pounds of food to their member agencies, which translates to more than 476 million meals for people in need.
More than 40 percent of the members of households served by Food Bank of the Rockies are children under 18 years old, and 10 percent of the members of households served by Food Bank of the Rockies are children ages 0 to 5 years.
Food Bank of the Rockies is an integral part of supporting the Kids Café at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club in Montbello, which was established by the team in 2003. Additionally, Food Bank of the Rockies provides nutritious meals to the other branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.