For over 15 years, the Rotary Club of Northglenn-Thornton has conducted a food drive, starting out very small and last year culminating in over $11K worth of purchased and donated food.
Food insecurity and food scarcity are a pandemic by themselves. 1 in 4 households have experienced food insecurity this year. In our north metro communities, the lines at the food banks and pantries are stretching longer and longer, and there’s no end in sight.
Donated food will go to Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank, Food for Hope, Good Shepard Presbyterian Church Food Bank, and Thornton Community Food Bank. All of these locations partner with Food Bank of the Rockies.
This year, the drive has begun with donation locations in both Northglenn and Thornton. The drive will end on April 1, and the Rotary club members will shop for bulk food items and deliver everything to the food banks, all in one day.
Volunteers are always welcome and can contact us through our website at www.northglennthorntonrotary.org. Follow our progress on Facebook too.
Drop-off donation locations:
Thornton: City Hall, The Thornton Active Adult Center, Thornton Community Center, Trail Winds Recreation Center and Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center.
Northglenn: City Hall, Northglenn Recreation Center, Northglenn Senior Center and the Maintenance & Operations Building.
The Rotary Club of Northglenn-Thornton fundraises for their projects such as this one with their Annual Duck Race. Stay tuned for this year’s Duck Race which will be returning to little rubber ducks racing at Northglenn’s 4th of July Celebration at E.B. Rains Park. Due to the pandemic, they ducks have been resting for 2 years, so they’re ready to go.