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More families seeking food assistance in 2022

Parker Task Force Food Bank asks for holidays beyond holiday season

Haley Lena
Posted 11/15/22

Through the help of donations, the Parker Task Force Food Bank put together Thanksgiving food baskets for families throughout Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth, however, donations should not end there.

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Non-profit

More families seeking food assistance in 2022

Parker Task Force Food Bank asks for holidays beyond holiday season

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Using donations, the Parker Task Force was able to put together Thanksgiving food baskets that will be distributed to families through the town and the neighboring communities of Franktown and Elizabeth.

However, the task force needs go beyond the November holiday.

According to volunteer, Lisa Pulk, the Parker Task Force served approximately 250 families with food for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the last holiday season, there has been a 78% increase in new families seeking support, with the task force distributing and estimated 34% more food in the community this year. 

“It’s so important to non-profits that we are able to serve our community in whatever way comes and we can always use in addition to Thanksgiving food, the food that’s posted on our website on our needs list,” said Diane Roth, a task force volunteer.

The current immediate items needed include:

  • Green beans
  • Pasta sauce
  • Juice boxes
  • Dry potatoes
  • Chunky soup
  • Jello cups

Butter is another item that is needed year-round according to the volunteers at the Parker Task Force. Roth said whenever they have an excess, they put the donations in the freezer to distribute as needed.

“We don’t waste food. We look at what we need to freeze, and we manage our inventory without any significant waste,” said Roth.

Food donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 19105 Longs Way in Parker.

Monetary donations are also accepted.. Money can be donated via check through the mail or delivered in person.

“There are other resources in the county that could always use assistance,” said Roth, “Help and Hope in Castle Rock is an organization that is certainly another place that Douglas County citizens can turn to if they want to help their neighbors in need.”

Roth also encourages Douglas County citizens to choose and support a Douglas County non-profit on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6. 

According to the website, Colorado Gives Day is an annual effort to increase donations to nonprofit organizations.  On the first Tuesday of December since 2010, Coloradans have come together to support the nonprofits that make a difference. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado's largest 24-hour giving event, raising more than $362 million for nonprofits across the state since it began.

ColoradoGives.org is home to Colorado Gives Day, and your one-stop shop for making good happen for our community.

non-profit, food bank, Parker, Douglas County, help and hope center, colorado gives day, diane roth

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