Help fight hunger by stocking the food banks
By Lynne Marsala Basche
There are several food banks in Douglas County that serve our neighbors, but they need community support to be sustainable and reach as many people as possible. Consider supporting one of the following food banks or another in the area with either sample donations noted below or with time.
Douglas / Elbert Task Force
www.detaskforce.org / 303-688-1114
Canned goods, bread, pet food, and toiletries.
Food Bank of the Rockies & St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
www.stfranciscr.org / 303-688-3025
Peanut butter, soup, rice, pasta, pancake mix, and syrup.
Food Bank of the Rockies & Pax Christi Catholic Church
www.paxchristi.org / 303-799-1036
Any non-perishable items.
Inter-Faith Community Services – Inter-Faith Food Bank
www.ifcs.org / 303-789-0501
Soup, pasta, sauce, rice, beans, oatmeal, condiments, and juice.
Living Way Fellowship Food Bank – Seeds
www.livingwayfellowship.org / 303-797-7076
Soup (hearty variety), sauce, fruit cups, juice boxes, pudding cups, beans, canned peas and corn, and gift cards to local food stores.
Parker Task Force / Food Bank
www.parkertaskforce.org / 303-841-3460
Cereal, fruit cups, sugar, crackers, spices, and gift cards to local food stores.
Stop by one of the organizations listed above with either a food or monetary donation, and help our neighbors in need. Each of these food banks offers special programs for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, as well.
For specific information, please contact the organization directly. Keep in mind that all of the food banks need items that have not expired. There really is no greater feeling than supporting one another – especially around the holidays.