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Summer Food Drives

The Colorado Children’s Campaign estimates that one in six children live in poverty in Metro Denver. Their need is compounded during the Summer months when schools shut down. The school meals are one of the largest meals each day for children in need.

Your donations help keep our food bank shelves full are needed during the Summer months. During this time of year, our food supply runs dangerously low.  Your support during the summer months is vital for our communities.

Collecting food can be as easy as throwing a party and asking everyone to bring a canned food. Or setting up a donation box inside your office lunch room.

Contact IFCS today for more information on how you can make an impact in your community.

Feed the Need Food Drive

Feed the Need Drive

Feed the Need in action.

The Feed the Need food drive is a great way to collect donations and inform our neighbors about the work that IFCS does.

It works in partnership with your local grocery store (store manager’s permission) and involves manning a booth at the front of the store. Then, you will inform shoppers about IFCS with flyers and word of mouth in an effort to collect as much food as possible. The collected food is then brought to IFCS and sorted in our food bank.

This event is a great way to see first hand how much food IFCS needs and how community support is vital to meeting this need.

Here are the steps to get involved:

  1. Download and fill out the Food Drive Commitment form.
  2. Select a date, at least 3 weeks out, when 5-7 members of your group (including one adult supervisor) will be available for 3 hours to conduct a food drive.
  3. Contact the Manager of your local grocery store to secure approval to collect food at their store on your selected date at your selected time.
  4. Contact IFCS at 303-789-0501 to inform us of your approaching Feed the Need food drive.
  5. The week of your Feed the Need food drive contact IFCS again at 303-789-0501 to arrange pick up of flyers to hand to shoppers listing needed items and those on sale. IFCS can also provide signage and barrels for food collection.
  6. Return the collected food, signs and barrels to IFCS weekdays between 8:30 am-3:30 pm. If you need to make arrangements to deliver collected food on the weekend please contact IFCS at 303-789-0501.
Feed the Need Sorting

Bring the collected food to IFCS and help fill the food bank shelves.

It’s that easy. Here is a flyer to download with the above information to share with your friends, family and colleagues.

Nervous? Here is what another group had to say:

“There were 7 of us and 4 of us had extreme reservations about soliciting donations from strangers, but by 2:00 everyone was feeling comfortable and  really reaching out in a friendly way, whether or not people contributed.  We felt really good about the outcome and felt that God had truly blessed our efforts.”- Debby Young.

Contact IFCS today for more information on how you can make an impact in your community.

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