Silver Key needs food donations for Thanksgiving giveaway

Posted at 6:40 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 00:41:19-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Halloween is still about a week away, but Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs is already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving and they’re starting to get worried.  For decades, the charity has helped make the holidays special by providing Thanksgiving meals called Bounty Bags to older adults in the community. Donations received at their five drop-off locations are a fraction of what they were at this time last year. Dayton Romero, Director of Senior Assistance Programs, said his group wants to give away up to 1,200 Bountiful Bags starting November 8.

“We would really like these donations by at least the first so that we could assemble those bags and have them ready to go for them whenever they’re here.”

The Care and Share Food Bank recently delivered a large shipment of green beans to Silver Key.  The needed items include:

  • Cranberry Sauce: Whole Berry or Jellied, 14 or 16 oz. cans
  • Dessert Dry Mix or Canned Pie Filling
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dry Stuffing/Dressing, 6 oz. boxes
  • Turkey Gravy Dry-Mix: 0.87 (7/8) oz. packets
  • Yams/Sweet Potatoes: 29 oz. cans

Food donations can be dropped off at the following locations between now and November 6th during designated hours:

  • Silver Key at 1605 S. Murray Blvd., Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Cheyenne Place at 945 Tenderfoot Hill Rd., Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 4 pm
  • MorningStar at Bear Creek at 2450 Lower Gold Camp Rd., daily from 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Province at 2960 Tutt Blvd., daily – 24 hour drop off
  • ViewPointe at 555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd., daily from 8 am – 8 pm

Financial donations also help. Silver Key can feed an entire family with $15 thanks to group’s buying power as a non-profit.  Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 1625 S. Murray Blvd. or made online at

Food donations for Silver Key’s Bountiful Bags Thanksgiving food drive have fallen this year.