Food Bank of the Rockies’ Celebrity Council (who me?)

I think everyone should have a “cause” close to their heart and combating child hunger is mine. I was first really exposed to it during my mission in Switzerland and France where I was privileged to provide service in the local food banks. As I worked with those wonderful people–so humble and grateful–something inside me was ignited.

Years later, I’ve been fortunate to work with the Food Bank of the Rockies on some local campaigns and have felt that same spark. So when I was asked to be a part of their new Celebrity Council (that includes famous professional athletes, media personalities and actors), I was honored.

And then I laughed. A lot.

I certainly don’t consider myself a celebrity but feel privileged to contribute to an organization that services 1,100 hunger-relief programs throughout Northern Colorado and Wyoming.

Last week, I attended a soiree to kick-off the council and was blown away to see my smiling face on the celebrity wall (top right-hand corner).

Note to self: Get a real head shot.

Of course, this isn’t my first brush with celebrity.

There was the time at the 2010 Vancouver Games at the USA House when I insulted a living legend.

Also, when I lived in Salt Lake City, I was the Travel Editor for Sports Guide Magazine for a number of years. I must have had a pretty good following because every year, Sports Guide published a “Best Of” list based on reader’s nominations and votes.

I won the “Best All-around Female” award, along with Picabo Street (who was a really big deal at the time after winning a gold medal in super G at the 1998 Winter Olympics.)

When Jamie and I were dating, he Googled my name and found that article.

I’m sure it was the clincher for him. :-)

I’d love your support! For every Facebook “like” the Food Bank of the Rockies receives through October, Vitamin Cottage is donating $1. And here’s the amazing thing: A $1 donation provides 4 meals for kids in need so please take a moment to click!

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