DENVER - 9Cares Colorado Shares, our 34th annual food drive, is Saturday, Nov. 12. On this day, we collect non-perishable food, clothing and toys from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. at five locations in Metro Denver and more than 30 remote sites throughout Colorado.
Metro Denver Locations:
9NEWS Studio – East Speer Boulevard and Logan Street
Pima Medical Institute – East Mississippi Avenue and South Potomac Street
Inverness Hotel & Golf Club – East of Interstate 25 and Dry Creek Road
Southwest Plaza – South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue
American Furniture Warehouse – I-25 and 84th Avenue
The food will go to approximately 100 food banks, the clothing will go to ARC Thrift Stores and the toys will go to the Santa Claus Shops. We also collect cash and checks made out to 9Cares Colorado Shares at each location. Money collected will be used to purchase food later in the year when the need is great.
We have coordinated other ways to give to 9Cares Colorado Shares:
King Soopers Stores
At all Front Range King Soopers stores, “Bringing Hope to the Table” Boxes will be sold for either $5 or $10. Money from the sale of these boxes, scan tags and coin boxes at King Soopers stores will go towards purchasing food.
The Boys Scouts will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food. Be on the look-out for a scouts coming to your door.
The need in our community is everywhere. The food collected at these remote sites on Saturday, Nov. 12 will remain in those communities at local food banks. The list of remote sites will be available in October.
What Kinds of Food Are Needed?
Any non-perishable food is appreciated; however, food banks prefer foods high in protein. Those include peanut butter, tuna fish, and dry beans. They also always need soups and stews, macaroni and cheese, hot cereals, oatmeal, canned fruit and vegetables, and baby formula with iron.
Food banks also need toiletry items such as diapers, shampoo, condition, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
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