DENVER - This community has a long history of helping those who are in need.
9NEWS is proud to announce the 31st annual 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive. Thanks to the thousands of people who donate food, this has become the largest one-day drive in the region. Our Holiday drive was Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following five locations in Metro Denver:
9NEWS Studio - Speer Boulevard and Logan Street
Pima Medical Institute - Mississippi Avenue and Potomac Street
Inverness Hotel & Golf Club - East of I-25 & Dry Creek
Southwest Plaza - Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue
American Furniture Warehouse - I-25 and 84th Avenue
Here are the preliminary numbers, as of Saturday night:
-286,000 pounds of food.
-More than $33,000 cash
-Southwest Plaza collected the most - at 56,000 pounds.
-Collections are 10% higher than last year.
We will also had more than 30 remote sites throughout Colorado. We are collecting non-perishable food, clothing and toys. The food will go to approximately 100 food banks, the clothing will go to ARC and Goodwill Thrift Stores and the toys will go to the Santa Claus Shops. We also collect cash and checks make out to 9Cares Colorado Shares at each location.
Money collected will be used to purchase food later in the year when the need is great.
Check out the locations here: http://on9news.tv/u5ZoS6.
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