Article by Denny Head
February’s Silver Ropes project at the Food Bank of the Rockies was a full complement of 13 volunteers working on sorting food, snacks, and personal care items. Silver Ropes is the Lowry Foundation’s volunteer corps.
Our volunteers packed 268 cases, weighing 5855 lbs. and had the equivalent of 5612 meals.
We had 10 Silver Rope Volunteers doing the heavy lifting filling over 180 40 lb. cases of soups and meals, while three worked the “snack” line where we packaged cookies, snacks and candy. A typical order would come into the food back online, ordering 25 boxes of soup and other food products and five boxes of snacks. These boxes were not for individual families but for shelters and other local non-profit food kitchens.
The group was so productive that we ran out of work on the food line, and they moved us over to the personal products line, where we made 15 pound boxes of assorted products like toothpaste, aspirin and other personal care items.
I want to thank our Silver Ropes Volunteers, many of whom have worked both January and February at the Food Bank. Barb DeSarro, Rick and Carol Dietz, Carla McConnell, Jim Perlberg, Mary Muir, Michael Plous, John Prior, Susan Robinson, Susan Wilensky, Kate Williams and Denny Head
We are shooting for a new record-size group in March of 20 Silver Ropes Volunteers. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 14, at the FBR Warehouse from 1-4 p.m.
The work is hard, but it is very satisfying. The good work that the volunteers are doing helps those in need and is a good way to get to know your neighborhood Silver Ropes Volunteers. Help us make March’s project a record turnout; volunteer for the Food Bank on Tuesday, March 4. Click here click to register.