Families who are struggling with hunger this time of year are also facing other difficulties. Their heaters are holding at a lower temperature to keep costs down. Parents are trying to find the right words to explain to their kids why they didn’t get as many gifts as their friends. Children are worried about winter break because their family doesn’t have enough food. Through our seven direct service programs and our Partner Agencies we are working to reach everyone struggling with hunger this holiday season, but we need your support!
Ways to Help
Our partner agencies have requested 5,436 turkeys this year for families in need. This is almost 10% more requests over last year which comes as no surprise. The food bank experienced a 22% increase in emergency food box requests over the last two years. While doing your holiday shopping, please consider picking up a turkey to donate. There are several ways for you to give a turkey:
- They can be dropped off right now at the Weld Food Bank warehouse located at 1108 H Street in Greeley, Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
- Wing Shack locations in Garden City, West Greeley and Windsor locations. They are offering 5 free boneless wings for a turkey, plus they will make a $5 donation to us.
- On Saturday, November 18th from 8:00am – 3:00pm we will be in front of select stores collecting turkeys for our annual Turkey Drive. Visit our event page for full details.
Along with the turkey, we provide the fixings to our Partner Agencies so that they can make a complete holiday meal. The following list are the items we will be collecting:
- Stuffing Mix
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup
If you are unable to make it out to our warehouse, we will be in front of all Weld County King Soopers on Saturday, November 18th from 8:00am – 3:00pm as part of the 9 Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive. Stop by, say hi and donate!
Financial donations can go a long way to help! For every $25 donation, we can provide 125 meals to families in need. Hunger knows no season and we work year round to reach our neighbors in need. We cannot successfully do that without financial support. If you donate $100 or more, you can qualify for a 25% Colorado state EDEZ tax credit. For more information about EDEZ, contact Dee Stetz at 970-356-2199 x 324.