New single-day fundraising record makes 504,000 meals possible
Denver, Colo., June 30, 2016 – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, joined forces with many of its vendors, suppliers and carriers by raising $126,000 to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies through its seventh annual charity golf tourney, held for the second time in Colorado at the Riverdale Golf Courses in Brighton earlier this month.
“We are humbled by both the participation and monetary support of our vendors, suppliers and carriers who have made this annual event such a huge success. Together, our single-day efforts have smashed the previous fundraising record of $110,000 and made more than a half million meals possible,” says Dan Dye, Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Mills.
Food Bank of the Rockies President and CEO Kevin Seggelke notes, “A fundraiser isn’t important solely to generate revenue, but also to raise awareness about poverty and hunger. This event has accomplished both. Every day in our Colorado and Wyoming service region, hundreds of thousands of people worry about where they will find their next meal. Hunger is very real and Food Bank of the Rockies, with the help of partners like Ardent Mills, is fighting to ensure no one goes without needed nutrition.”
The annual charity golf tourney began in 2010, raising over $600,000 in the prior six years. Bill Stoufer, Ardent Mills Chief Operating Officer shares, “Each year, Ardent Mills team members volunteer to make this event a success for the food bank. Additionally, we are donating $500 each to a food bank in each of the home cities for seven key businesses as a thank you for their valued support in helping those in need. These businesses include: REPCO of Salina, Kansas, Spur Transit of Fort Worth, Texas, FutureStep and Interstate Company both of Denver, Colorado, TransCore of Atlanta, Georgia, Langston Company of Memphis, Tennessee, and Design Corrugating of St. Louis, Missouri.”
About Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies, 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. 1 in 7 Coloradans, including nearly 1 in 4 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, Colorado 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.