Latest News – October 1

From the Germans to the Irish! Last Saturday, Leadville celebrated Oktoberfest at Period Brewing. Today it's Slainte to the Irish with the St. Patrick's Day Practice Parade at 11 a.m. with other celebrations planned throughout the day. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

From the Germans to the Irish! Last Saturday, Leadville celebrated Oktoberfest at Period Brewing. Today it’s Slainte to the Irish with the St. Pat’s Day Practice Parade at 11 a.m. with other events planned throughout the day. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Spac_50Ten Years for Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive

With the colder months just around the corner, the need to replenish food banks is in order for Leadville and Lake County. To that end, the Neighbors to Neighbors Food Drive gets underway today, October 1 thru November 1. food-drive_ad_2016Mabel Bogeart organizes the food drive to replenish local food reserves.

This year, marks the Tenth Anniversary of Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive which benefits the food reserves at the Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leadville, and Holy Family Parish.

Bogeart said that the reason she started the food drive 10 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. 

“Years ago, 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.

Mabel Bogeart, coordinator for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive divies up the canned food donations distributed to the four food banks last year.

Mabel Bogeart, coordinator for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive divides up the canned food donations distributed to the four food banks last year. 

Food drop-off locations are at Safeway,  Saturday’s Discount, ShopKo,  Kum & Go on Mtn View Drive, and Pueblo Bank and Trust. For those who wish to contribute financially, money donation jars are located at: Peoples Bank, 1st Mountain Bank, Pueblo Bank and Trust, and Saturday’s Discount. The food bank runs from October 1 thru November 1

“Remember, what you give, comes back to you,” says Bogeart.  And as the holiday season approaches, so does the giving season. Give back – it feels good!

Those interested in donating directly, may also contact Mabel Bogeart directly at mbogeart@co.lake.co.us. or 719-486-0259.

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