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Local man hosts Care and Share fundraiser at holiday light display

Published: Dec. 24, 2020 at 9:53 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - If you’re going out to look at holiday lights, consider stopping by and dropping off food donations at one local man’s home.

Mark Ingles, a retired Air Force chaplain, has partnered with Care and Share for his 6th Annual Cans for Christmas food drive. His house is located off Nugent Drive, on the corner of Barnes and Peterson.

Ingles’ elaborate holiday light display has drawn many families to stop by his house over the years. But, he wanted to do more.

“I wanted to do something more for the community and so I thought, what could I do, that I got all these people driving by...how about a food bank? So I thought I’d partner with Care and Share food bank,” said Ingles.

Care and Share has given out 50 percent more food this year during the pandemic. Something as small as a can of food to donate, really makes a difference in our community.

“When people in our community, like Mark, host food drives, we’re able to take the donated food and distribute it to our partner food pantries and meal sites, ultimately getting meals onto the tables of our neighbors in need. We’re so grateful for Mark and the difference he’s made over the years,” said Joanna Wise of Care and Share.

To donate to Ingles’ fundraiser, stop by his house on Nugent Drive with food donations. He also accepts monetary donations in-person for Care and Share. To donate online, click here. Ingles’ is accepting donations until January 1st.

“I don’t think there’s a better way to express what this Christmas season is all about. It’s the love for each other, the love coming to us, to potentially give something back to the community that so needs it,” said Ingles.

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