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Pantry of Fremont holds food giveaway in Canon City

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 07:31:48-04

FREMONT COUNTY — The Pantry of Fremont held a food giveaway in Canon City Thursday evening.

The nonprofit organization was expecting to help 500 families before 5 p.m. on Thursday and had a long line of cars all ready to go through the "no contact" pick-up line starting at 1 p.m.

Organizers say that they have seen a big increase in people needing assistance in Fremont County in the past few weeks and plan on hosting another giveaway at the Vineyard Church next week.

"One of those things that sometimes you're forced into being humble," said Tamera, a food recipient. "We're all gettin' shown that we need a little bit of humble and a bit of kindness like this right now."

The Pantry of Fremont says that this month alone they have helped more than 1,500 families and they are not done yet.

"There's probably been 75 to 100 through already," explained Laurie Trindal, president of the Pantry of Fremont. "It seems like it, I don't know, it seems like it. It's been going pretty fast."

One special item on Thursday was the donation of dog and cat food from JJ's Helping Paws. They were able to donate 230 bags of dog food and 130 bags of cat food to help out.