Colorado’s Team Beef Donates More than $1,300 to Food Bank
More than $1,324 has been raised to help feed the region’s hungry in 2016 through donations from Colorado’s 250-member Team Beef, a running team sponsored by the Colorado Beef Council. The funds were raised for the Food Bank of the Rockies by Team Beef through purchases of team jerseys and voluntary donations to the organization by the runners.
The Food Bank of the Rockies is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the Rocky Mountain region. It provides food for more than 411,000 people annually, distributing 121,000 meals each day through more than 800 hunger relief agencies and through its own direct service programs. Thanks to donations such as those from Team BEEF members, 96 cents of every dollar received goes directly to food distribution programs.
According to Buck Boze, manager of corporate relations for the Food Bank of the Rockies, the money raised by Team Beef will provide more than 5,300 meals for the state’s hungry, almost half of whom are children.
“I’m really proud to represent Team Beef in supporting this wonderful organization,” says Karen Waples, a Team Beef member. “The Food Bank of the Rockies makes a huge difference for people struggling with hunger throughout Colorado and Wyoming.”
Tami Arnold, marketing director for the Colorado Beef Council, says donating to the Food Bank of the Rockies was an amazing experience. CBC members presented the check, and were able to take an eye-opening food bank tour.
“We were awestruck with what the Food Bank of the Rockies does on a daily basis,” according to Arnold. “We were very proud to be part of it, not only for Team Beef, but for Colorado’s farming and ranching families, who work hard every day to produce food for American tables.”
Team Beef will continue to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies as new members join the team and additional jerseys are sold.
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