9Cares Colorado Shares collects 41 tons of food

5:00 PM, Jun 21, 2011   |    comments
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The drive was held along the Front Range on Saturday at 21 different locations in 11 cities, from Fort Collins to Castle Rock. They combined to collect 82,716 pounds of food. That's a lot.

As part of their Bringing Hope to the Table campaign, King Soopers donated $80,000, bringing the total cash donations to $97,587.

That is an increase of 754 percent from 2010's summer drive.

9Cares is donating the money collected to buy food and restock depleted shelves at more than 125 local food banks distributed through FoodWorks Colorado.

In addition to the money and food collected on Saturday, 9Cares used $100,000 in donations that were collected in last fall's drive to buy more food for local food banks.

The 9Cares Road Trip with Gregg Moss, in cooperation with Goodwill, collected an additional 12,000 pounds of food in the run up to the drive.

For those who were unable to participate in the 9Cares Colorado Shares summer drive, contributions can still be made at participating Front Range King Soopers locations or online at 9Cares.Giveo.com.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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