A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to tag along with the “Mile Hi Mamas” on a tour of the Food Bank of the Rockies with my two kids to find out more about how to help other people in these tough economic times.

Food Bank of the Rockies was founded in 1978 and was known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across Northern Colorado and Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 1100 hunger-relief programs.

In its first 30 years, FBR has provided nearly 392 million pounds of food to our member agencies, which translates to more than 306 million meals for people in need. Last year, we distributed 35.7 million pounds of food, enough to provide 76,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America.

Facts about hunger and providing food:

* 42% of the members of the houseolds served by the Food bank of the rockes are children under 18 years old

* 10% of the members fo the households serverd are children ages 0 to 5 years

You may have missed the food drive put on by the postal service, or not been able to give at school, work, or church, but this is an ongoing place to donate and give back.

For more information visit the Denver Post’s Mile High Mamas blog about our visit to Food Bank of the Rockies to read more and learn about how you can help benefit Feeding America by purchasing select ConAgra Foods (the sponsor of our tour).