COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Thousands in southern Colorado don't know where their next meal is coming from.
For children, that number is one in five.
Saturday, Care and Share made a big push to get donations from the public, asking homeowners to leave their non-perishables by the mailbox for their mail carrier to pick up. Even though that event has come and gone, as stated above, online donations are accepted all day Monday.
“All of the donations you make today stays local," said Joanna Wise with Care and Share. "It goes out to our partner agencies. We have 286 partner agencies in southern Colorado and those are soup kitchens and food pantries, and it’s so important that we keep those stocked through the summer months.”
On top of that, a generous couple in southern Colorado who are big supporters of Care and Share has also agreed to match donations. The couple has chosen to remain anonymous.
“We had a couple who stepped forward and they offered a $12,000 match for this food drive, so that means every dollar you donate will be doubled up to $12,000," Wise said. "That will really make all the difference.”
Wise continued, “Many are working families who just need a little bit of extra help. I’ve met a lot of moms who say, ‘When I get this food, it’s so much more than food because I can actually sit down at the dinner table with my family and not have to worry about where I’m going to get that next meal.'”
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