Each Corner Kick this season to Benefit Food Bank of the Rockies
DENVER, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, is partnering for a second year with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) for a season-long giving program to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies.
"With every corner kick by the Colorado Rapids this season, we will donate 500 meals to fight hunger through Food Bank of the Rockies," says Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. "If they score on a kick, we will increase the donation to 1,000 meals. Last year, the Rapids made 199 corner kicks. We were able to donate 100,000 meals to battle hunger in this region through this effort. At Ardent Mills, we are continuing our commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work by donating products, volunteering time and talent as well as supporting local businesses."
Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey notes, "We are proud to again partner with Ardent Mills, a provider of nutritious grain-based flours and ingredients, and Food Bank of the Rockies to make a difference in thousands of lives in Colorado and Wyoming. We understand the importance of food as fuel for solid physical performance and want everyone to have access to great nutrition."
"We provide food for nearly half a million hungry men, women and children. This partnership is important to all our neighbors struggling with hunger and good nutrition in our service area." according to Kevin Seggelke, President and CEO with Food Bank of the Rockies. "Sadly, 1 in 7 Coloradans worry where their next meal will come from."
Later this season, Ardent Mills will be hosting a Food Drive to Kick Hunger, where fans will be encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to a Rapids game to support Food Bank of the Rockies. In partnership with the Colorado Rapids and Denver Nuggets, Ardent Mills is also sponsoring the Team Fit program which is designed to educate elementary and middle school students on healthy eating and fitness.
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 home game is against Montreal Impact on Saturday, April 30 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, kickoff 2:00 p.m. Learn more at www.coloradorapids.com.
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
As the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, Ardent Mills' 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 and supports about 2,400 jobs across our enterprise, generating billions of dollars of economic activity. To learn more about Ardent Mills, visit ardentmills.com.
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