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Feed Colorado food drive launches March 1 with goal of collecting 128K pounds of food for those in need

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Feed Colorado 2024
Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 27, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-28 18:12:42-04

Feed Colorado – one of the state’s largest food drives – kicks off its 2024 campaign on March 1. The goal of the month-long program is to collect 128,000 pounds of food for hungry individuals and families across the state.

Arc Thrift Stores and Denver7 are proud to partner on this campaign, which also helps Colorado seniors and veterans who suffer from food insecurity. Food and funds raised go to Volunteers of America Colorado’s Hunger Services Programs, which include City Harvest Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

Donations of nonperishable food items, such as canned soup, vegetables, beans, and fruit, and dry goods such as rice, pasta, and cereal, are needed.

Donating to the Feed Colorado food drive is easy and safe.

  • Donations for food and funds are accepted at all 34 Arc Thrift Stores in the state and at Arc’s 15 donation stations
  • BOK Financial is also taking donations at all bank locations. Personal bankers are available to accept financial donations inside any of the 14 Colorado bank locations. Food donation bins are located inside all BOK Financial bank lobbies for easy drop-off of non-perishable food items
  • Donors can also click here or call 303-238-5263 to have a food donation included in an at-home pickup of large furniture
  • Financial donations can be made online here

“Through the Feed Colorado program, we are supporting vulnerable and at-risk populations across the state,” said Lloyd Lewis, president and CEO of Arc Thrift Stores. “Food insecurity impacts far too many people in our state, but through the generosity of our partners and of the people of Colorado, we can make an enormous difference and change people’s lives.
“At Denver7, we’re committed to making a difference in our community,” said Brian Joyce, VP/general manager at Denver7. “That’s why we’re proud to partner with Arc Thrift Stores on the Feed Colorado Food Drive. We invite everyone to join us in doing what’s right for our community – helping to ensure all of our neighbors have access to the food they need to thrive.”

“No Coloradoan should ever question where their next meal with come from,” said Dave Schunk, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Colorado. “Through Feed Colorado, thousands of people won’t have to choose between feeding their family and paying their rent. We are so grateful to our partners at Arc Thrift Stores, Denver7, and BOK for their support in this campaign.”

Denver7 is hosting a call center accepting donations through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Call 303-777-7492 to donate and watch the call center during Denver7 newscasts in the video player below.

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