Care and Share Food Bank Hosts 100 Volunteers for MLK Day of Service
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado hosted 100 volunteers throughout the day at our Colorado Springs and Pueblo Distribution Centers in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.
Individuals, families, and volunteer groups including Rampart High School Boys Basketball, Starbucks, Design Rangers, and 2005 Pride Soccer Team of Colorado Springs, along with Colorado Bluesky Enterprises, and Starbucks of Pueblo helped sort and pack thousands of pounds of food that will be distributed to our partner food pantries and meal sites across Southern Colorado. Volunteers signed up in advance and were on-site at Care and Share’s Colorado Springs Distribution Centers from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and then again from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., so we were at full capacity. News Media was also on site for interviews during this time. Community members are joined by thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service.
“We’re answering Dr. King’s call to serve, and the volunteers who are at the food bank today are making a difference in the lives of neighbors across Southern Colorado,” said Lynne Telford, CEO of Care and Share Food Bank. “Volunteer service is a powerful tool, and when neighbors work together, we can build stronger communities. We certainly wouldn’t be able to do our work without our volunteers who take action year-round.”