Season-long effort is capped off with award presentation at home game finale
Denver, Colo., October 12, 2015 – A season-long partnership with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, has resulted in 100,000 meals for Food Bank of the Rockies.
“With every corner kick by the Colorado Rapids this season, we have donated 500 meals to fight hunger. When they have scored on a kick, we increased the donation to 1,000 meals,” says Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye. “As a newcomer to the community it has been especially gratifying to partner with the Rapids and Food Bank of the Rockies knowing how the 184 corner kicks make a difference in battling hunger. Thousands in this region will benefit from this effort.”
Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey notes, “This partnership will help so many in Colorado and Wyoming. We also appreciate the fan support to bring non-perishable foods and donations to an early season home game that also benefitted Food Bank of the Rockies. This effort among Ardent Mills, the fans and the Colorado Rapids has shown what teamwork is all about.”
“Children, seniors and families struggling with hunger in this region welcome this support,” according to Kevin Seggelke, president and CEO with Food Bank of the Rockies. “This partnership has proven to be a winning combination!”
About the Colorado Rapids
Established on October 17, 1995, the Colorado Rapids have achieved success both on and off the field, including the team’s first MLS Cup championship in 2010. A leader in the community, the Rapids participate in many initiatives and causes, raising tens of thousands of dollars annually for Kroenke Sports Charities. The extensive Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club also provides opportunities for children to develop as players and people in a challenging, supportive, and safe environment. Based at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, the Rapids are a part of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owned and governed by E. Stanley Kroenke. The next game is against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, October 21 at Sporting Park, in Kansas City, kickoff 6:30 p.m. MDT. Learn more at www.coloradorapids.com.
About Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR), a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 44 million meals last year through our direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. One in seven Coloradans, including one in four Colorado children, struggle with hunger. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 519 million meals to people in need in our community. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For additional information, please visit www.foodbankrockies.org. “Like” FBR on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog!
About Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company whose vision is to be the trusted partner in nurturing its customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. Ardent Mills’ operations and services are supported by more than 40 flour mills and bakery-mix facilities along with a specialty bakery and Mobile Innovation Center, all located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Deeply rooted in communities throughout North America, Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver, CO and employs more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies. To learn more about Ardent Mills, visit ardentmills.com.