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United Way, Care and Share team up for food donations

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 00:22:56-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — With many people out of work or struggling to make ends meet, putting food on the table is a growing concern in southern Colorado.

Luckily a couple of local charities are working to lighten that burden.

Pikes Peak United Way has teamed up with Care and Share to provide groceries to people who might not be able to afford a trip to the store.

Thursday marked the third week United Way has held a drive-up donation event.

People went to Mitchell High School Thursday afternoon to pick up donated food.

United Way says last week they gave donated food to more than 2,000 people, and they expect that number to continue to grow.

United Way says they have received several calls from people concerned about where they'll get their next meal.

"Food and financial assistance is the number one and two things that people need right now. So we want to be sure that we are feeding people and aleviate some of that financial stress that people have right now," says Annie Sneed from Pikes Peak United Way.

People without transportation were also welcome to pick up food.

United Way says it wants to remind people to maintain social distancing if you do come on foot.

Those who show up with a vehicle are reminded to stay inside, and a volunteer will put the food inside.