COLORADO SPRINGS- As the government shutdown approaches the one month mark, many local businesses, non-profits, and churches are stepping up to help those in need.
At New Life Church in Colorado Springs, members of the church are donating food to give out bags to congregation members in need.
‘This is a real crisis in our city, and we need to respond and so food, giving people food is a real small way to just meet the need,’ said Senior Pastor Brady Boyd, of New Life Church.
‘I’m just grateful that our church stepped up, that people are getting food, and we’re going to continue doing this as long as the government is shut down,’ said Boyd.
The issue, not just impacting families locally, Boyd says as word gets around, employees are traveling as far as Denver to get food.
‘This is not just a Colorado Springs issue, this is something that’s happening all across the front range of the Rockies right now,’ said Boyd.
Additionally, as members of the congregation receive the bags of food, others are donating non perishable food items to help out.
‘I think it’s bigger than the average person understands, we hear the soundbites on T.V. we hear the political bickering, but it’s affecting families,’ said Boyd.
Last week, New Life church gave out bags to 120 families, this Sunday the church expects more than 200 families to get food.