Ardent Mills, a premier flour-milling and ingredient company, will be hosting a Food Drive to Kick Hunger at 7 p.m. July 23 during match between Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to a Rapids game to support Food Bank of the Rockies. When they donate, they will receive a ticket offer for a future game.
“It’s time for some great soccer action and an evening to benefit a lot of our neighbors,” says Dan Dye, chief executive officer of Ardent Mills. “We’re asking fans to join us on July 23 and donate to battle hunger. In addition to the one-night food drive, with every corner kick by the Colorado Rapids this season, we will continue to donate 500 meals to fight hunger through Food Bank of the Rockies. If the Rapids score on a corner kick, we increase the donation to 1,000 meals. So far, the Rapids have had 69 corner kicks that equates to 34,500 donated meals. Together we can make a significant difference.”
Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey notes, “Our fans, the Colorado Rapids and Ardent Mills are a triple threat against hunger. It is a privilege to team up to show our support for Food Bank of the Rockies. We want everyone to have the food they need to fuel their day. We are pleased to partner with our fans and Ardent Mills, a provider of great grain-based flours and ingredients on this special night. Whether you compete professionally, are a weekend sports warrior or a child or adult with an active lifestyle, it takes great nutrition to fuel great physical performance.”
“We hope fans will join us for an action-packed evening and show their support by bringing nonperishable food items or cash donations to help their neighbors along the Front Range and in Wyoming. Surprisingly for many, summer presents special challenges for all the children, seniors and families struggling with hunger and good nutrition in our service area,” according to Kevin Seggelke, president and CEO with Food Bank of the Rockies.