August 2023
Join Us in Helping Families Thrive!

You are invited to join us for our 2023 Embracing Hope luncheon at the Lionsgate Event Center on Thursday, October 26th! Embracing Hope is both a celebration of all of the good we have created together as neighbors helping neighbors and our largest fundraising event of the year. Enjoy a delicious meal, hear community speakers share FISH’s mission and work to help families thrive, and learn more about how you can support our neighbors in need!
If you cannot make it, but would still like to support the event and help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 to feed families and fuel hope, you can make a donation in advance here!
Thank you to our early Embracing Hope sponsors!

Sponsorships not only make our event possible – they support our mission throughout the year! We look forward to highlighting your support to our online community leading up to the event, as well as on-site during our luncheon. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.
A Special Visit to FISH!
We had the honor of hosting Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Mayor Castriotta, Representative William Lindstedt, Senator Faith Winter, and city council members here at FISH so they could learn about our mission and the need we are seeing in our community. They also volunteered to help us in our marketplace, sorting food donations that stock our shelves and repackaging egg cartons for our families!
Thank you to Lindsey Toomer from Colorado Newsline for writing about the visit! Check out the article here.
Thank you Sonoco!

We want to give a huge thank you to the folks at Sonoco for their food drive and fundraiser in support of FISH. Together, they collected 460 pounds of food, raised over $11,000 (more than double their fundraising goal), and made a company match of $5,000, bringing their total monetary donation to over $16,000! Their funds helped us purchase canned meat, corn, broth, beans, and more for our marketplace. A special shoutout to Sean for going above and beyond to coordinate the food drive, fundraiser, AND company match! It makes a huge difference in our ability to provide food for all the families that come through our doors, especially at a time when we are seeing more people than ever before.
Farm to (Veggie)Table!

Earlier this month, one of our local produce partners April brought in some colorful fruits and veggies for our marketplace! April has been a FISH volunteer for about a year, and thanks to new grant funding, we are now able to buy Broomfield-grown produce from her farm. She has provided tomatoes, basil, lettuce, radishes, peppers, and more. We are so grateful for the opportunity to source fresh, healthy, locally-grown food for our families!
Donating from Your Garden

Have you been busy working in the garden? If you end up with more fruits and veggies than you know what to do with, consider donating them to FISH to help feed families! We are happy to receive produce. You can drop off items on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am – 4:30 pm and Thursdays between 8 am – 12 pm using the east side donation door.
Come say hi at Broomfield Days!

Stop by our booth at Broomfield Days on Saturday, September 23rd! You can also watch for us in the parade.

Broomfield Days includes a pancake breakfast, the Mayor's Cup 5K and Fun Run, the annual parade, 300 vendor booths, food trucks, a car show featuring unique and classic cars, a children’s clown contest, and more! Learn more here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Nicci and Terry (Grumpy) Clark

This month, we are highlighting two long-time volunteers that wear many hats here at FISH! Nicci has been volunteering with us since we were in our old building, and Grumpy joined the volunteer crew in 2017. They do so much to support neighbors in need, from working in the marketplace to riding along in our truck for grocery store pick-ups, all the way to working at the mobile food pantry twice a month! When they are not at FISH, they like to go camping, golfing, and bowling. What they enjoy most is traveling to cool places (the featured picture is from their trip to Africa)! They also enjoy trips with their kids and grandkids. 

Thank you Nicci and Grumpy for making a huge difference in our work to feed families and fuel hope!
Staff Spotlight: Dayna Scott

Dayna Scott has been the Executive Director at FISH for 8 years now and has spent most of her adult life working as a leader in the nonprofit world. When she first came to FISH, there were just 3 full time employees in a cramped space, with the food pantry operating out of the old Children's library (now part of the Veterans' Museum.) What she loves most about FISH is the strong sense of community (#FISHfamily4life) and getting to know participants, volunteers, donors, and staff. She has the privilege of living and working in Broomfield and can often be found walking her dog, Sami, playing music with her husband, or enjoying the outdoors hiking, biking, or skiing.  
Up and Coming
  • Broomfield Community Foundation is hosting their 2023 Volunteer Match on Wednesday, September 6th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Broomfield Community Center. Click here to register!
  • Broomfield Days is back on Saturday, September 23, 2023! Broomfield Days is Broomfield’s biggest event of the year where friends and neighbors come together to celebrate what makes living in our community so special. Learn more here and look for FISH in the parade and at our booth the day of the event!
  • By your tickets HERE to attend the Heart of Broomfield Awards on Friday, September 29th. Broomfield Community Foundation will be holding an awards breakfast at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows to honor this year's winners.
  • The City and County of Broomfield Fall Program Guide is here! Click here to read it online.
  • Participate in the 2023 Broomfield 100! The Broomfield 100 is a challenge to complete 15 Broomfield Trails and activities. Share the wonders of the great outdoors with your loved ones and ‘check in’ on the Online Passport. For more information, click here.
  • Check out the Broomfield Children's Library newsletter for their September events and programs for families!
  • If you are a parent looking for extra resources, you can find more offerings from Broomfield Early Childhood Council here and from the Parent Engagement Network here.