A Record-Breaking MLK Day of Service at Care and Share Food Bank!

Hello friends of Care and Share!

You might have seen some pictures of our volunteer event on MLK Day if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram. It was such an amazing day- even record-breaking! More than 200 volunteers dedicated their morning or afternoon hours to helping us sort and repack food. That’s more volunteers than we’ve ever had in the past. So how much food were we able to get through? About 90,000 pounds! To put that in perspective, last year, our volunteers sorted and repacked about 58,000 pounds. What an increase!

Our volunteers ranged from kids, parents, grandparents, students, and company groups. When we asked Chloe, Aniyah, and Saniyah (the three girls in the photograph above) why they think it’s important to volunteer, they responded, “Because we know there are people who need our help.” They’re right. One in eight people in Southern Colorado does not know where their next meal is coming from. For kids, it’s one in five. But every food item that was sorted on Monday will make its way to a family or neighbor in need. And it will make all the difference.

We want to give a special thanks to the volunteers who gave their time and gave back to the community. We really wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. Click here to view more pictures from the 2018 MLK Day of Service.

If you haven’t volunteered with us before, what are you waiting for? Come join us in the fight against hunger. For more information on how to sign up, visit careandshare.org/get-involved.


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