A season-long partnership with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Ardent Mills, a 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.