Sad Day at the Food Bank Today

November 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM Leave a comment

When I volunteered at my local food bank last year on the Friday before Thanksgiving, we had a frozen turkey for everyone, and the volunteers had been handing them out all week.  Today we had a total of seven.

Yes, more may come in next week but what a stark difference.  It’s sad and worrisome.  So is this:

Community Food Share’s “Let’s Bag Hunger” food drive brought in 6,458 pounds of food Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 26,436 pounds.

That’s more than 15,000 pounds short of the 41,588 pounds that had been collected at this point in the campaign last year.

The drive also has brought in $885 so far toward its goal of $20,000.

The organization provides food for more than 60 groups in Boulder and Broomfield counties. To participate, drop donations off at grocery stores around Boulder County. The food drive ends Wednesday.

I’m stunned.


Entry filed under: At the Food Bank.

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