Oct 23, 2012 6:58 PM

Food drive for Wetmore Fire evacuees

Colorado Springs, Colo. - In response to the Wetmore Fire, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, will be conducting a one-day food drive on Wednesday, October 24 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at our Pueblo warehouse located at 100 Greenhorn Drive.

All food that is collected will directly help Care and Share partner agencies serving those who have been affected by the Wetmore fire.

Care and Share Food Bank is currently seeking the following items from our community:

- Canned meals (i.e. chili and soup)

- Boxed meals (i.e. macaroni and cheese and tuna helper)

- Canned meat (i.e. tuna or chicken)

- Spaghetti sauce and noodles

- Peanut butter and Jelly


"Care and Share Food Bank is very happy to be able to give the community a way to help our neighbors," says Lynne Telford, CEO.

Care and Share Food Bank is the largest non-profit hunger relief agency in southern Colorado. Acting as a distribution hub, Care and Share works with a network of approximately 300 non-profit partners to reach 100,000 people across 31 counties in southern Colorado. Last year, the food bank distributed more than 18 million pounds of food and grocery items. For more information about how Care and Share Food Bank is ending hunger in southern Colorado and how you can help, please contact us at 719-528-1247 or visit

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