9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive

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  • A volunteer sorts through food donated during the 9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive

Summer is historically a very busy time for food banks. They see an increase in need as families try to feed students who had been receiving federal free and reduced-cost lunches at their schools.

Join the 9NEWS team as we continue the tradition of helping others. The donations of food and toiletries will supply more than 125 food banks in metro Denver and along the Front Range from Fort Collins to Castle Rock.

What we collect:
During the 9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive, we collect non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, checks and cash.

What Kinds of Food Are Needed?
Any non-perishable food is appreciated; however, food banks prefer foods high in protein. Those include peanut butter, tuna fish, and dry beans. They also always need soups and stews, Mac and Cheese, hot cereals, oatmeal, canned fruit and vegetables, and baby formula with iron.

Food banks also need toiletry items such as diapers, shampoo, condition, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

What Kinds of Clothing Are Accepted?
Goodwill accepts all clothing. Goodwill is a non-profit organization that will use the funds created by the clothing to fund their programs which serve at-risk youth, individuals moving from welfare to work, and disabled individuals. In return, Goodwill provides clothing vouchers for area clothing banks to allow those in need to shop at Goodwill stores.

Cash Donations:
Cash and check donations will be accepted at all 9Cares sites. Checks may also be mailed to the following address:

9Cares Colorado Shares
c/o 9NEWS
500 Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80203

Last year 9Cares Colorado Shares was a success with 71,770 pounds of food and $17,000 collected.

Here are the additional sites where you may drop off donations:

9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive Locations

King Soopers
500 E. Bromley Lane

Castle Rock
King Soopers (I-25 & Founders Parkway)
100 Founders Parkway

King Soopers (I-25 & Castle Pines)
7284 Lagae Road

King Soopers
25637 Conifer Rd.

113 S Elizabeth Street

King Soopers
6110 Firestone Boulevard

Fort Collins
King Soopers (JFK & Harmony)
4503 John F. Kennedy Parkway

King Soopers Westlake Village
2100 35th Avenue

King Soopers 1611 Pace Street
Pace St. near 17th Ave.

King Soopers 995 S. Hover Street
Hover Street near Nelson

King Soopers 2255 N. Main Street
Main St. & 23rd Ave.

King Soopers in Orchard Plaza
253 E. 29th Street

Parker Task Force (Food Bank)
20118 East Main Street

King Soopers (Stroh Ranch)
12959 S. Parker Road

King Soopers (Stonegate)
17031 Lincoln Avenue

King Soopers
1520 Main Street

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