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Southern Colorado Agencies Offer Food & Fellowship to the Hungry

Across Southern Colorado, more families need help getting food this Thanksgiving.

The head of Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, our area’s largest distributor of free food, says demand is up about 26% from a year ago.

This Thanksgiving, many organizations are teaming up to offer our diverse population of hungry and impoverished in the area. They will serve impoverished children, the working poor, low-income seniors, the sick, the disabled, the homeless, and other at-risk groups.

Colorado Statistics on Hunger & Poverty

• 75% of those receiving food this Thanksgiving are living below the federal poverty level.
• 27% of those served by food banks are children.
• 9% are elderly (this figure is perhaps low as this group is often under identified).
• 25% of those served by food banks are homeless.
• 42% of those we serve make choices between paying utility bills and buying food.
• 44% make choices between paying rent and buying food.
• 33% make choices between paying for medical care and buying food.
• 21% of households we serve have at least one member in poor health.
• 35% of the households served by outreach organizations have at least one working adult.


Free Thanksgiving Day meals will be served at the following locations:

Free Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thursday, Nov. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Fresh Start Baptist Church
3231 Chelton Circle, Colorado Springs
719-633-8448

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Marian House Soup Kitchen
14 W. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs
719-475-7314

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Salvation Army Community Center
908 Yuma Street, Colorado Springs

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Manitou Springs Town Hall
606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
719-685-5089

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m.
1205 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m.
2030 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs

 

The Salvation Army Annual Community Holiday Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m.
5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain