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Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off

Article and photos by Terri Wiebold

Last month, The Connection featured an article on Backpack Society, an organization that partners with local schools to offer hope through a consistent bag of easy-to-prepare meals on the weekend so kids can focus on important things – like being a kid.

On Saturday, March 26, The Castle Pines Connection held a community food drive to support Backpack Society. According to founder June Everett, it was the largest single donation Backpack Society has ever received, weighing in at more than a half a ton of food (nearly 1,400 pounds).

Special thanks to King Soopers general manager Dennis Fossceco, Wellspring Community for the great cookies, and to all who contributed – especially the resident who walked up and purchased our entire cart of “samples of items needed,” spending more than $150.



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