August 16, 2023, Full Plate Club Gathering
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with the fellowship of our generous community of supporters. We talked about our new monthly giving group, the Full Plate Club, and the many ways we are succeeding in our mission to feed those in need. Thanks to all of you who came to support the Pantry!
February 2nd, 2023, Volunteer and Staff Meet & Greet
2022 Alpine Bank & Team-Boulder Thanksgiving 5K
The 2022 Thanksgiving 5K was a huge success. The Pantry received over 890 pounds of donated food along with 50% of race registration fees from TEAM-Boulder. In addition, TEAM-Boulder honored the 2022 Alpine Bank Boulder Volunteer Of The Year, a dedicated supporter of the Pantry, Rick Chadwick. We are grateful to all who participated, donated and volunteered for this event! A big thank you to TEAM-Boulder and Alpine Bank!
10th Anniversary Celebration: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
We gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hope Pantry. With 10 years of service comes change and growth. The Pantry has expanded into a new space on Pearl Street and a ceremonious ribbon cutting by City Councilwoman, Lauren Folkerts, marked the event. John Tayer, President of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce was our vibrant emcee, keeping the spotlight on our beloved volunteers at this lively event. Arden Hooper, for whom the pantry is named, was in attendance as well.
The celebration continued with Donna Barela receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the category of Lifetime Achievement for donating over 4,000 hours of her time at the Pantry. It is a pleasure to see Donna and her husband Dan who both volunteer several times a week. Donna’s valuable contributions in accounting and fundraising have made a tremendous impact. She is an absolute delight to have in the office and we love her sense of humor!
(From left: Arden Hooper, Boulder City Councilwoman Lauren Folkerts; John Tayer, President, Boulder Chamber of Commerce; Polly Buster, Harvest of Hope Board Chair; Trent Hein, Harvest of Hope Board Vice Chair; Rick Chadwick, Nuf Said.)
(From left, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Donna Barela; Rick Chadwick, Nuf Said; Polly Buster, Harvest of Hope Board Chair.)