Food Drive Kicks Off Tuesday, October 1
Do you have any plans to go shopping this weekend? Most folks always need to pick something up, so if your weekend chores include a trip to the grocery store, be sure to pick up something extra for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive.
Now in its 6th year, the food drive will be Oct.1 – Nov. 1 and benefits the food banks at the Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, Mountain View Presbyterian Church and Holy Family Parish.
Food drop off locations are at Safeway, Saturday’s Discount, ALCO, Pueblo Bank and Trust, and Kum & Go (Mtn View). For those who wish to contribute financially, money donation jars are located at: Peoples Bank, 1st Mountain Bank, Pueblo Bank and Trust, Saturday’s Discount, and Kum & Go (Mt. View).
“Remember, what you give, comes back to you, ” says organizer Mabel Bogeart. And as the holiday season approaches, so does the giving season. Bogeart said that the reason she started the food drive years ago was because she noticed that youth organizations who used to require kids to provide community service through food drives, were no longer collecting donations.
“In recent years when everyone was losing their jobs, there was a big hit to Leadville’s food banks. Nothing was coming in and everything was going out,” explained Bogeart. So she took it upon herself, with some help from various community members over the years, to make sure that the food banks remain stocked.
“As long as I am physically fit, I will continue to do this!” adds Bogeart. So help keep Mabel in good shape this October by lifting boxes and boxes of food in and out of her car!