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Pueblo food center asking for donations amid shutdown

Posted at 11:03 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 01:04:06-05


PUEBLO – A Pueblo nonprofit needs your help after experiencing a spike in demand for its services following the government shutdown.

The Pueblo Cooperative Care Center told News 5 about 80 percent of its calls are from federal workers impacted by the shutdown since late last month. This is on top of requests from other clients for food help.

Chad Cline, a local federal employee, said he’s grateful for the help of places like Pueblo Cooperative Care.

The Pueblo Cooperative Care Center is asking for donations after experiencing a spike in demand during the government shutdown.

“[It’s] very helpful. I mean, when you can come to a place like this and get some assistance to get by, anything helps,” Cline said.

If you’re interested in helping, the center said you can donate food or money to their location at the intersection of Eighth and Grand.