Nov 7, 2010 9:12 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Food fight for hunger

In 2005, the Springs Rescue Mission served 100 turkeys for the holiday meals.  This year, they anticipate serving 10,000 turkeys.

"Those are mothers and fathers with children who a year, two years ago were doing fine," explains Lyn Harwell, chief operations officer for Springs Rescue Mission. "They've lost jobs.  Lost homes."

Springs Rescue Mission's goal is to have enough food, clothing, and toys to serve 10,000 families for the holidays, and they're looking to the community for support.

The Holiday Food Fight is a campaign to make sure no family goes hungry.  Springs Rescue Mission is partnering with businesses, churches, and neighbors to help host food and other drives.

"If you have a bike that is just hanging up in your garage, bring it here.  A family will put it to use," says Harwell.

You can drop off donations at Springs Rescue Mission at 5 West Las Vegas Street in Colorado Springs.

Donation Drop-off Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. - Noon

Harwell says they have many events planned over the next two months before the holidays where they'll need volunteers, but he encourages people to volunteer all year long.


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