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Deerfield Hills Community Center reopens mobile food pantry

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 18:57:07-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to a release, the Deerfield Hills Community Center will resume its free monthly mobile food pantry starting on Friday.

Deerfield Hills Community Center is one of Colorado Springs' four community centers.

The pantry plans to serve over 445 residents in southeast Colorado Springs.

This was the city’s first volume food bank distribution run by appointment only.

It was also the first to offer pre-submission via text message of all state-required information, which significantly increased the speed of distribution and eliminated unnecessary contact between staff and community members.

The community center, which partners with Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Mobilize US, was unable to operate its food distribution in March due to COVID-19.

The monthly mobile food pantry is offered on the fourth Friday of every month in an effort to provide residents with fresh meat, fruits and vegetables at a time when these items are needed most.

Deerfield will also facilitate an every-other-week distribution through Colorado Springs Food Rescue by appointment only. In 2019, Deerfield distributed nearly 100,000 pounds of food to more than 9,000 residents.