Community Catch - December 2021
The whole FISH team would like to wish you a
Happy New Year!
2021 was a big year for FISH - we reopened our marketplace for indoor shopping, started our No Kid Hungry program to increase food security among families with young children, and began our Participant Advisory Committee to amplify Latinx voices in our efforts to prevent hunger and homelessness. And, at the same time, we served more than 12,000 unduplicated people (which represents 1 in 7 Broomfield residents)! None of this would have been possible without the support of our incredible FISH family! Thank you for helping us serve our neighbors in need and strengthen our community.
Check out Our New Recipe and Food Information Page!

FISH has just launched a new blog with recipes and helpful food tips on our website! Click here to see some wintertime meal inspiration. We will regularly update the page, so be sure to check back in for new cooking ideas. Do you have a favorite recipe or any food tips that you would like to share? Click here to fill out our submission form.
Our First A Precious Gift Event

On December 11th, we hosted a gift distribution event for our families to come get their presents from the A Precious Gift program. While we have had our participants register through this program with A Precious Child before, this was our first year managing the gift pick up here at our building and it was a huge success! We had over 80 families come in to pick up gifts and all of our staff and volunteers had a blast helping families load their cars with new bicycles, dollhouses, sports equipment, and all other kinds of wonderful presents!
Volunteer Spotlight:
Rotary Club of Broomfield Crossing

This month we are featuring a group of volunteers - the Broomfield Crossing Rotarians! In 2021, they gave an amazing 400 volunteer hours to FISH. Working in their offsite facility, they repackaged 21,000 pounds of oatmeal, sugar, pinto beans, salt, rice, and detergent, some of which they generously donated. Their efforts allow us to distribute these bulk food and personal care items in our marketplace to as many families as possible. Thank you Rotary Club of Broomfield Crossing for all your hard work to help feed families and fuel hope here in Broomfield!
Spreading Holiday Cheer with Baking and Hot Cocoa Kits!

We have received many generous donations of holiday kits this year and have absolutely loved seeing how festive and creative everyone was in making them. Thank you for helping us provide these special treats for the families shopping in our marketplace!
Up and Coming
  • Help prevent the spread of disease during the holiday season and get vaccinated! To learn about COVID vaccine opportunities in Broomfield, please click here.
  • Broomfield Workforce Center is hosting a virtual career fair on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 from 3 - 5 p.m. There will be over 20 employers with job openings in the Broomfield, Boulder, Adams and metro Denver areas. Click here to register.
  • Check out the 2022 Spring Broomfield Program Guide, a one-stop-shop to find and register for ALL programs, classes and events in the City and County of Broomfield including Recreation, Library, G.R.E.E.N., Cultural Affairs, Police, & more! 
  • If you are a parent looking for extra resources, you can find more offerings from Broomfield Early Childhood Council here.
  • Looking for fun things to do with your children? Check out resources from BackStoryTheatre, our Broomfield LibraryINVENT HQ, and the Broomfield Museums.